01/14/2008 12:00AM

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Jockey J. D. Acosta won his 1,000th race on Saturday with Electric Glide ($13) in the first race at Charles Town. . . . A horsemen's golf tournament to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, in which the general public is welcome to participate, will be held at the Diplomat Country Club and Spa in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 19, with an all-inclusive entry fee of $200 per person. More information is available from Bill Hirsch at 954-454-9375, 516-356-6678, or whirsch@nyc.rr.com. . . . The King's Stand Stakes, a five-furlong Royal Ascot sprint that has been won the last two years by Australian invaders Miss Andretti and Takeover Target, has been raised to Group 1 status by the European Pattern Race Committee, which has also approved a change of venue this year for the five-furlong Group 2 Temple Stakes from Sandown Park to Haydock Park.