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Delta Downs in Vinton, La., which has been shuttered since Hurricane Rita damaged the grandstand and stable area on Sept. 24, is scheduled to reopen its casino on Nov. 3. Racing at the track will not be able to resume until at least January. . . . Submissions for Sovereign Award consideration in four media categories - feature story, newspaper article, photograph and film/broadcast/video - must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Entries must be of Canadian Thoroughbred racing or breeding content and have been published or broadcast between Nov. 1, 2004 and Oct. 31, 2005.