08/13/2004 11:00PM

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Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., is seeking a 93-date meet for Thoroughbreds next year, from April 29 to Oct. 9. If granted by the Louisiana Racing Commission, it will be the earliest opening date at the track since 1996. . . . Trainer Gerald Bennett saddled the first three finishers in the $40,000 Ann Arbor Stakes Friday at Great Lakes Downs. Gold Ginny ($6) won the race, with Deb's Favorite Gift second, Lunes Grito third, and Cats Copy, trained by Bennett's son Dale, fourth. . . . Jockey Dean Sarvis won five of the eight races on Friday's card at River Downs. Sarvis, the leading rider at River, won with Foe Fives ($8.40), Romping Rosie ($4), Mucci's Market ($8.40), Lil Man ($4.20), and Well Dun Ferdinand ($6.60). . . . Canterbury Park Holding Company on Friday said its revenues for the second quarter increased about 10 percent from the same quarter last year. The company, owner of Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., reported net income of $580,860 on revenues of $14,422,649 for the three months ending June 30, 2004, compared to net income of $593,552 on revenues of $13,128,383 for the same period in 2003.