07/18/2004 11:00PM

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The Grade 1 Refrigerator Handicap, a 440-yard race for Quarter Horses with a $150,000-added purse, will be run Friday, Oct. 29, as part of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships weekend at Lone Star. The winner will receive an automatic spot in the Grade 1 $500,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 11 at Los Alamitos. . . . . Sallee Horse Vans has begun a free raceday shuttle to Ellis Park for horses stabled at Churchill Downs and the Trackside training center. Churchill-based horses will continue to receive a 15-day rebate on stall rent for each start at Ellis Park. . . . A memorial service will be held Friday at the Solano County Fair for George Vidak, who died July 11 at age 73 following a long illness. Vidak worked in the mutuels department in the industry for more than 50 years, most recently as the mutuel manager at this year's Stockton meeting.