01/06/2009 12:00AM

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B. Wayne Hughes, the businessman and horse breeder, resigned from the Breeders' Cup board on Tuesday, according to the organization. In a statement, Breeders' Cup said that Hughes, who had been a board member of the Breeders' Cup since 2006, resigned to "focus on other business interests." . . . Princess Coup, two-time winner of New Zealand's richest race, the $1.4 million Kelt Capital Stakes, has been retired at the age of 5 after developing heat in a tendon on Monday. An Australian-bred daughter of Encosta de Lago, Princess Coup also won the New Zealand Oaks as a 3-year-old in a career that brought 12 victories from 33 starts and earnings of $3,113,346. . . . Journeyman Bloodstock in Ocala, Fla., will host a stallion open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Journeyman's owners have said that discounts for the 2009 season will be offered on most of the farm's 12 stallions.