02/02/2004 12:00AM



Jay Weiss, a longtime owner in New York and Florida, died in his sleep Saturday in Bal Harbour, Fla., at age 76. Weiss, who he founded Southern Wine and Spirits, one of the country's largest liquor distributors, bred and owned Queue, the winner of the 2001 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct. . . . Frank E. Tours Jr., who served in various management and publicity posts at tracks across the country during his career in racing, died Thursday at his home in Ojai, Calif., at age 76. A service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Clausen Funeral Home in Ojai. . . . A Sir Cat-Limestone Landing colt's quarter-mile breeze in 21.20 seconds was the fastest work over the distance at Sunday's final under-tack show for the Feb. 3 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s select 2-year-old sale at Calder Race Course in Miami. Five other juveniles worked an eighth in 10.20 seconds, the day's fastest time for a furlong. . . . Beulah Park canceled the final six races of a scheduled nine-race program Monday afternoon because of a thawing, uneven racing surface.