10/09/2001 11:00PM

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Fusaichi Pegasus, who entered stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud this year with a $150,000 stud fee, will stand in 2002 for a reduced fee of $135,000, Coolmore announced Wednesday. Coolmore has raised the fee for another of its stallions, Thunder Gulch, sire of 2001 Preakness and Belmont winner Point Given; the new fee will be $80,000, up from $75,000. . . . A $2,436,000 Danehill colt bought by bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne capped a solid second day at the Goffs Orby select yearling sale in Ireland. Wednesday's session sold 188 lots, with the average price dropping 10 percent from last year to $99,507, and the median fell 19 percent to $54,520. . . . Television Games Network will begin broadcasting its daily recap of workouts for Breeders' Cup race participants on Monday, Oct. 17, TVG announced Wednesday. The one-hour program, called "The Works," will be shown every day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern until the Oct. 27 World Thoroughbred Championships. . . . Legalizing slot machines at racetracks in Pennsylvania would result in 17,700 new jobs, $1 billion in new personal income, and a $2.5 billion in gross state product, a study commissioned by Pennsylvania racetracks that was released Wednesday said. Two lawmakers in the state proposed earlier this year that slot machines should be legalized at tracks to generate revenues for education, but bills doing so have not been addressed by the legislature.