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Mountaineer Park canceled racing on Tuesday in order to make improvements to its racing surface, which has been hit by heavy rainfall over the past several days, said track spokeswoman Tamara Pettit. The track, which also canceled live racing on Monday, is expected to resume racing on its next scheduled racing day, Friday, Pettit said. . . . Fort Erie's Tuesday card was cut short after five races as heavy rains led to deteriorating track conditions. Fort Erie's next racing day is scheduled for Saturday. . . . Doc's Leader, the 15-year-old sire of Grade 3 winners Phi Beta Doc and Gimmeakissee, was euthanized on Sunday at Hurstland Farm in Midway, Ky., because of complications associated with a neurological disorder. In four seasons at the track, Doc's Leader won six stakes, including the 1989 West Virginia Derby. . . . Breeders' Cup and Belmont Park officials have received approval, as expected, from the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to allow each horse to race as a single betting interest in the eight World Thoroughbred Championships races on Oct. 27 at Belmont. Normally, horses with common ownership must race as a single betting interest in New York. . . . Archived broadcasts of "The Works," the one-hour daily recap of Breeders' Cup news produced by Television Games Network, will be available for download at the websites of both TVG (www.tvgnetwork.com) and Breeders' Cup (www.breederscup.com), officials for the networks said Tuesday.