01/01/2007 1:00AM

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Trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended 60 days and fined $3,000 by the California Horse Racing Board after his horse Swen tested in excess of the permitted level for acepromazine, a commonly used tranquilizer, following a third-place finish in the third race at the Bay Meadows Fair on Aug. 7, 2003. Thirty days of the suspension and $1,500 of the fine were stayed on the condition that he serve one year of probation. . . . Jockey Sidney LeJeune Jr. picked up the 1,000th win of his career last Thursday night at Delta Downs when he won the ninth race with Toolengthsoflite ($9.40). LeJeune rode his first career winner at Delta in February 1993. . . . George Memis Jr., 49, whose riding career spanned more than 30 years, died Dec. 15. A native of Philadelphia, he began his riding career on the East Coast and later came to California, where he became one of the first mule riders, primarily for Harris Farms. . . . Jockey Rosie Napravnik won her 300th race of 2006 with Merryland Monroe ($4) in last Friday's seventh race at Laurel Park.