01/15/2009 1:00AM

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A public-relations program established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners will receive a Special Eclipse Award for its efforts to assist media members with coverage of ontrack injuries. The program, On Call, was established in 1991 because of concerns about the way in which Go for Wand's death in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Distaff was covered by the media. . . . Longtime New Jersey-based trainer Edward J. Pappalardo died Jan. 10 at age 86. Pappalardo saddled such runners as six-time stakes winner Green Ticket and Go Lloyd Go, who went on to stakes success as a steeplechaser. . . . Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 306 horses for its Feb. 9 winter mixed sale in Lexington, Ky. The catalog includes more than 125 broodmares, 80 racing and/or broodmare prospects, and yearlings from such first-crop sires as Badge of Silver and Bluegrass Cat. . . . Adena Springs stallion Sligo Bay will relocate from Florida to Gardiner Farm in Ontario for 2009. Sligo Bay, a Grade 1-winning son of Sadler's Wells, will stand for $5,000 in Canada.