01/03/2007 12:00AM

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The Jockey Club said Wednesday that due to a concern about whether foaling dates were being accurately reported, it has begun field inspections to check broodmares with early breeding or foaling dates. . . . Beginning with Saturday's card, post time for the first race at Philadelphia Park will begin 20 minutes earlier than usual, at 12:05 p.m. Eastern. . . . Dick Jerardi, sports writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, won the 2006 Media Eclipse Award for writing in the news/commentary category for his series of articles on the events surrounding the injury and surgery of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the hours following the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. . . . Jim Linscott, 54, a track photographer at Hoosier Park and Fonner Park, died Dec. 30 at his home in Chesterfield, Ind. . . . Dave Harrington, who for the past several years had been Monmouth Park's track superintendent, died Dec. 29 at age 66 after a lengthy battle with cancer.