11/05/2002 12:00AM

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Enrique Sarasola, owner of Helissio, the five-length winner of the 1996 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, died in Madrid on Saturday at the age of 65 following a long illness. A businessman and political figure in Spain, Sarasola also owned La Zarazuela Racecourse in Madrid before it closed in 1996 . . . Arlington Park has announced a shakeup in its management structure, with Ted Nicholson coming aboard as vice president of administration and Frank Gabriel moving to executive vice president of racing operations. Gabriel's shift from vice president of racing and operations is considered a promotion and will allow him to focus on the track's "live racing program and related issues."