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The board of directors of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario has unanimously approved a three-year extension of its current contract with Woodbine Entertainment Group. The agreement will now run through March 31, 2011. . . . Monday night's Eclipse Awards ceremony is sold out, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Friday. A gathering of more than 625 is expected at the event, which will be televised live by TVG starting at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.