02/05/2008 1:00AM

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Kieren Fallon's appeal of his 18-month suspension for a second cocaine positive was heard Monday by France-Galop, that country's racing governors, who will deliberate for up to 10 days before making a decision. Fallon was given the worldwide ban last month after a positive test in August. . . . The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced on Tuesday that it is donating $1.28 million to the Hong Kong Red Cross China Relief Fund in response to the severe snowstorms that have recently pummeled the mainland.