02/17/2006 12:00AM

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An program recapping the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas, will be broadcast from 6-7 p.m. Eastern on Sunday on ESPN2. . . . Kentucky horseman and broadcaster Ercel Ellis is now podcasting his weekly "Horse Tales" radio show from www.ercelellis.com. The broadcast will be available each Monday after its Saturday airing from 10 a.m. to noon on WLXG 1300 AM in Lexington, Ky. . . . A reader poll taken by the British daily the Racing Post has voted Michael Dickinson's feat of training the first five finishers in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup as the greatest training accomplishment in the history of racing. Dickinson, now based in Maryland, saddled Bregawn, Captain John, Wayward Lad, Silver Buck, and Ashley House that day. . . . . Fonner Park on Friday morning canceled its Saturday card because of cold weather that also caused cancellation of Friday's program. Saturday's Grasmick Stakes has been rescheduled for next Sunday.