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Philadelphia Park will move up post time for its first race by 10 minutes to 12:15 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, Dec. 18; Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. . . . Pam Blatz-Murff, senior vice president for Breeders' Cup operations of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, received the Derby Award for Services to International Racing on Monday. The awards are given by the Horserace Writers and Photographers Association in England, who also honored Aidan O'Brien, as both flat trainer and international trainer of the year; jockey Mick Kinane; and owners Michael Tabor and Susan Magnier. . . . Wind Whipper (Storm Cat-Lady Blessington), a 5-year-old stallion who covered his first book of 62 mares this year at Solred Farms in Reddick, Fla., will relocate to T-Square Stud in Fairfield, Fla., and stand for a $2,000. fee as the property of Dr. and Mrs. Alfonso Martinez. . . . The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, an organization representing owners and trainers at Philadelphia Park, has endorsed legislation to allow slot machines at Pennsylvania's four racetracks. According to the group, the most appealing aspect of the bill to horsemen is a provision that would split 70 percent of the revenue generated by the slots equally between the track owner and horsemen.