02/01/2002 1:00AM

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Equine Spectrum, an online auction service, has introduced incentives for breeders and agents participating in its Feb. 6 online sale of seasons. Breeders of foals resulting from a season purchased at the sale will be eligible for $100,000 for any leg of the 2006 Triple Crown that the foal wins; agents who buy or sell a season at the Feb. 6 auction will be eligible for a $2,500 participation incentive that will be drawn, lottery-style, within 48 hours of the sale's conclusion. . . . Emerald Downs received approval at Wednesday's meeting of the Washington Horse Racing Commission to participate in this year's Kentucky Derby Future Wager conducted by Churchill Downs. . . . New Jersey-based West Point Thoroughbreds, which recently opened a branch in Lexington, Ky., has added a third office in New York City. Rich Cristiano has been named executive vice-president for client relations and will head up the New York office for West Point, which specializes in public racing partnerships. . . . Kenny Mayne, host of ESPN's "SportsCenter," will host the Eclipse Awards dinner for the third consecutive year. The event is scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach . . . . Magna Entertainment stock closed at a 52-week high on Friday, ending the reading day at $9.95 per share, up $.20 on the day in an unusually heavy volume of trading. Magna was the subject of a recent report by investment analysts Bear, Stearns & Co that identified the company as one of those who stood the most to gain by the expansion of account wagering.