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CURLIN CO-OWNERS WANT CIVIL SUIT DELAYED

Three suspended lawyers accused of bilking millions from their former clients want a judge to stay a civil lawsuit until a federal criminal case against the lawyers is completed in October.

William Gallion, Shirley Cunningham Jr. and Melbourne Mills Jr. are being sued by more than 400 former fen-phen clients who say their former lawyers took millions more of the settlement than they should have received. Gallion and Cunningham are part-owners of Preakness winner Curlin.

Special Judge William Wehr said he is leaning toward delaying a September civil trial over what happened with a $200-million settlement over the diet drug until after the criminal case is tried Oct. 15. Wehr said he should soon have a written order on whether the civil trial is delayed.

Subtle Aly opens Saratoga with victory

Subtle Aly caught I Promise at the wire Wednesday to win the $100,000-added Schuylerville Stakes for 2-year-old fillies on opening day at Saratoga Race Course in New York. Ridden by Edgar Prado, the chestnut filly ran 6 furlongs in 1:11.06, paying $10.20, $5.70 and $4. I Promise returned $9 and $5.60, and Blitzing paid $4.10 to show.

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