10/29/2001 1:00AM

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Retama Park near San Antonio handled a record $1.8 million on its closing night card Saturday, which helped lift the track to an 11 percent increase in handle during its 50-day Thoroughbred meet. Handle at the meet averaged $1,207,880 a night, attendance 3,192. . . . Total wagering through Television Games Network's Oregon-based betting hub dipped in the third quarter of 2001, according to figures released by the Oregon Racing Commission. Betting was $12,414,106, down 4.7 percent compared to the second quarter, when wagering was $13,033,508, boosted by the Triple Crown races. . . . Cherokee County paid a track record $254.20 after he won the third race Sunday at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, surpassing the track's old win payoff mark, set by Wishful Woman ($242.20) in 1992. Also at Remington, full siblings Singh Again and Singh's Song swept the late double Thursday night. . . . Recommend-ed List, a former resident of Hooper Farms in Ocala, Fla., will stand the 2002 season at Everett Schoenborn's Clermont Farm in Germantown, N.Y. A 6-year-old son of Roman Diplomat and winner of five stakes, including the Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes in 1998, he will stand for a fee of $2,500 as the property of Basciano South Farm, a partnership that privately purchased the horse from the estate of the late breeder and owner Fred Hooper.