10/02/2006 11:00PM

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Stall applications for Gulfstream will close Wednesday, Oct. 11, and the backstretch will open for stabling Monday, Nov. 13, and for training on Nov. 15. The Palm Meadows training facility will open for stabling Nov. 1. . . . The Michigan Racing Commissioner has named Gary Post as deputy commissioner in charge of regulatory operations for the Office of Racing Commissioner. Post, 55, is a former Michigan State Police officer and graduate of the FBI National Academy. . . . Trainer Jon G. Arnett won his 1,000th race on Saturday when he saddled Swiss Mint ($5.40) for the victory in the eighth race at Zia Park. . . . Jockey Scott Spieth got his 3,000th career win in Sunday's fourth race at Thistledown aboard Christo Wings ($7.40) for trainer Rodney Faulkner.