05/17/2004 12:00AM

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As of 5 p.m. Monday at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's May juvenile sale in Timonium, Md., the leader at the first of two sessions was a $300,000 Stormy Atlantic colt bought by John Ferguson, agent for Sheikh Mohammed. The seller was Bridlewood Farm. The colt is out of the unraced Siberian Express mare Story Book Girl. . . . Evangeline Downs canceled Saturday evening's program after the third race when a faulty transformer prevented the track from being properly lit as darkness fell. Among the races lost was the B. B. "Sixty" Rayburn Stakes for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds, which the track plans to reschedule. . . . Penn National's promotion of a $2 Preakness win ticket on Smarty Jones to paid admissions Saturday attracted 6,197 people, approximately 68 percent more than attended on Preakness Day 2003. The track's ontrack Preakness handle rose 88 percent from last year, to $240,773.