04/05/2004 11:00PM

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Paul Cooper, a former trainer whose clients included prominent Ontario owner Doug Banks, died Sunday at age 92. A service was scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lynett Funeral Home on Dundas Street West in Toronto. . . . Bruce Davis, a longtime jockey agent in the Midwest, died Friday at age 72. Davis worked for a number of riders including Sam Siciliano, Joe Mcintosh, and Patti Cooksey. . . . Sarafan has been invited by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to run in the $1.8 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin on April 25. Also selected to run in the race, the first leg of the World Series Racing Championship, are Execute and Short Pause, who were second and third in Sunday's Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt; British Group 2 winner Magistretti, and the Hong Kong-based Lucky Owners, the winner of last December's Hong Kong Mile and the March 21 Hong Kong Derby. . . . The Race Track Chaplaincy of America was named winner of the William H. May Award by the Association of Racing Commissioners International on Friday at the group's annual convention. The award is given each year for achievement and service in the horse racing industry.