09/10/2001 12:00AM

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Despite going off at only 3-1, Zippy Chippy stretched his record of futility to 0-90 by running fifth, beaten 16 1/2 lengths, in a $3,100 five-furlong maiden race at Northampton on Sunday. The 10-year-old Zippy Chippy did beat one horse, Steel Surfing, who bucked and refused to finish. . . . Trainer Charles Burneson Jr. has been fined $1,000 and suspended 60 days by Thistledown stewards for possession of needles, syringes, and injectables, and the case was referred to the Ohio State Racing Commission. Burneson will continue to race his horses until the commission hearing of the matter.