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JAMES FANSHAWE had his horses in superb form in the latest Flat season, and now that his small band of jumpers have picked up the baton, they too are doing the business in style.
Formed in 1981 in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue by a teen-age Tate and four high-school chums, Queensryche picked up the baton dropped by Boston, Kansas, Styx and other '70s arena bands.