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Catalogs are now available online (at www.obssales.com) for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale, which will run Jan. 19-22 at the company's facility in Ocala, Fla. The four-day auction opens with two consignor-preferred sessions, followed by two open sessions. . . . Cool Victor, the sire of 1996 Queen's Plate winner Victor Cooley and eight other stakes winners, was euthanized Dec. 12 at 28 because of old age. Cool Victor, who was owned by Steve Stavro and had resided at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, was retired from his stallion duties in 1999. . . . The 2004 Canterbury Park live racing schedule has been approved by the Minnesota Racing Commission, and the 68-day meet will begin May 14 and continue through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The highlight of the meet is the sixth renewal of the $550,000 Claiming Crown, a series of six races for claiming horses, to be run July 17. . . . Jeremy Beasley, the leading rider at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, began serving a seven-day suspension for a riding infraction on Friday night. He will resume riding Dec. 26. . . . Pin Oak Stud of Versailles, Ky., will sponsor the $200,000 USA Stakes at Lone Star Park near Dallas for the next three years, beginning with next year's running on May 31, Lone Star Million Day. The Pin Oak Stud USA is for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on turf. . . . The New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. elected six directors Friday. Five of the six directors, who will serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, were re-elected and one, Becky Thomas Ray, is new to the board.