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Nov 6, 2001 7:57 AM

This was a unique weekend, the only one in which all four major sports were occurring at the same time.

“Bettors certainly had their choice between the World Series, NFL, NBA, NHL, golf, NASCAR and a fight,” said John Avello, director of race and sports at Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas.

“We did very well with Arizona in futures bets and the NFL has been very nice for us the past few weeks. People keep betting the favorites, for some reason.”

The championship between Kosta Tszyu and Zab Judah did not receive much attention at Bally’s, although action was better at MGM Grand, site of last Saturday’s bout.

Avello released Horse of the Year honors with Point Given the top choice for the Eclipse Award at even money.

Tiznow was second favorite at 2-1, followed by Johannesburg at 6-1, Sakhee at 8-1 and Fantastic Light at 10-1. The field is listed at 100-1.