02/24/2005 12:00AM

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Wolf Whistle prepped for the Dubai Duty Free with a short-head victory over Shakis in the Group 3 Al Rashidiya at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night. His winning time on good to firm ground in the $200,000 Al Rashidiya was 1:50.41 for 1 1/8 miles. . . . A storm expected to produce three to five inches of snow prompted Laurel Park, Penn National, and Charles Town to cancel live racing on Thursday. All three tracks planned to resume Friday. . . . Television Games Network took $303 million in bets during 2004, the company reported Thursday, a 42 percent increase over last year's handle of $213.7 million. Wagering in the fourth quarter rose 29 percent, from $63.3 million to $81.8 million.