02/12/2002 1:00AM

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is hopeful that Bill Belichick, the head coach of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, will present the Eclipse Award to the champion older male at the Eclipse dinner on Feb. 18 in Miami. Tiznow is a top candidate for the older male Eclipse; Belichick used Tiznow's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic to inspire his team. . . . Chris McCarron resigned from the board of directors of Youbet.com, the online interactive horserace wagering service, on Tuesday. McCarron said in a statement that his responsibilities as a director of the Jockeys' Guild required his "undivided attention." . . . For the second consecutive year, Turfway Park will showcase its female jockeys with the Luv Me Luv Me Not Race on Valentine's Day. The race will feature all nine of the female jockeys currently riding at Turfway. Thursday's card will also be dedicated to raising awareness for breast cancer.