03/02/2010 12:00AM

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Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens Friday at noon Eastern and closes Sunday evening, coinciding with the only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager of the year. The mutuel field, the 24th or "all others" option, has been set as a lukewarm morning-line favorite for both the Derby (7-2) and Oaks (4-1). Derby Pool 3 is set for March 26-28. . . . Keeneland Race Course on Tuesday began selling $50 admission passes that are good for both its 2010 spring and fall meets, marking the first time the Lexington, Ky., track has offered an annual pass. Daily admission is $5, and the meets encompass a total of 32 racing dates. More information is available on keeneland.com. . . . The Louisiana Racing Commission has approved a request from Delta Downs to send its signal to Betfair and its exchange-betting platform in Europe through TVG. Delta will be the first track in Louisiana to send its signal overseas, according to Charlie Gardiner, the executive director of the racing commission. . . . Former Walmac Farm stallion Tenpins has relocated from that farm in Lexington, Ky., to Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La. A 12-year-old Smart Strike horse, he will stand for $3,500, down from his advertised 2010 fee of $5,000 at Walmac. . . . Manhattan Rain, an Australian Group 1 winner and runner-up in the 2009 Cox Plate, has retired to stud at Arrowfield Stud in Australia. . . . Bob Baffert, who began his career as a rider at Rillito Park near Tucson, Ariz., has been elected to the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Baffert, recently installed in racing's Hall of Fame off numerous Triple Crown victories and Eclipse Awards as leading trainer, will go into the hall with NBA player Sean Elliott, a star at the University of Arizona; Billie Harris, a pioneer in women's softball; and Lute Olson, longtime basketball coach at the University of Arizona. . . . Bloodstock agent Hanzly Albina and sales agent Ron Blake of Lexington, Ky., have joined forces to form Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services. The agency will consign horses at all major Thoroughbred auctions and also will offer stallion season and private sale services. . . . Woodbine Entertainment Group's food and hospitality workers were back on the job Tuesday after voting in favor of a new contract on Monday. The 329 employees had been locked out since 6 a.m. Sunday.