11/01/2002 1:00AM

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Gulfstream Park's stable area opened on Friday, and, according to George Duprey, the track's stall manager, all 1,325 stalls have been allotted for the meet that begins Jan. 3. Duprey said that horses would also be stabled at Palm Meadows, a new 774-stall training facility with a 1 1/8-mile dirt training track in Boynton Beach, Fla., built by Magna Entertainment, which owns Gulfstream. . . . Thursday night's program at Penn National Race Course was canceled when the jockeys decided not to ride. The track was listed as good and temperatures were in the low 40's when the decision was made before the first race. . . . Owner/breeder Trudy McCaffery was given the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Commissioner's Cup on Friday at a ceremony at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. The award, given for contributions to the NTRA and racing industry, was part of a ceremony that began celebration of the 20th running of the Breeders' Cup championship races, to be run Oct. 25, 2003, at Santa Anita. . . . Sean Bierne has resigned his position as track announcer and director of simulcasting at River Downs to become the director of simulcasting and public relations at Evangeline Downs. . . . Final all-sources handle on the Breeders' Cup on Saturday was $108,885,673, a record, according to the Breeders' Cup. Total wagering for the

11-race card at Arlington Park was $116,367,198, also a record.