01/22/2010 12:00AM

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Starting Jan. 18, Portland Meadows will offer a pick four wager with a $1 base on its last four races. The bet, which will have no carryover and pay out 100 percent of its net pool daily, is replacing the track's pick five, which will end Jan. 13 with a mandatory payout. . . . Two jockeys at Philadelphia Park, Eriluis Vaz and Ademar Santos, face a stewards' hearing after they were observed on video exchanging punches down the stretch run of . Neither of their mounts was injured or finished in the money. . . . Princess Haya, who won the Grade 2 Canadian at Woodbine in September, has been named the Texas Thoroughbred Association's horse of the year for 2009. She was bred by Eileen H. Hartis. . . . Three-time graded winner J Be K has relocated from Gainesway in Kentucky to Vinery Florida in Summerfield, Fla. A 5-year-old Silver Deputy horse, he will stand for $3,000. . . . . . .The New York Thoroughbred Breeders will hold a stallion season auction that will benefit the political action committee Thoropac. Hosted online by Starquine.com, the auction will open at 8 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 25 and close at 8 p.m. on Feb. 1.