01/14/2006 12:00AM

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Delta Downs in Vinton, La., unable to open for live racing as scheduled this week because of damage inflicted by Hurricane Rita, opened for simulcasting on Saturday. It was the first time the track has been able to simulcast since the storm hit Sept. 24. . . . The sale catalog for the upcoming select juvenile auction at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company is now available online. The one-day auction, set for Feb. 7 at Calder Race Course in Miami with under-tack shows there on Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, will offer 192 lots, and its catalog is available at www.obssales.com. . . . Larry Taylor, the leading rider at Sam Houston Race Park and two wins from career victory 1,000, is scheduled to return to the saddle on Friday. He has been serving a one-week suspension for a Dec. 10 riding infraction.