03/11/2007 11:00PM

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Tony Patterson has resigned as racing secretary of Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., the track announced Saturday. Patterson’s final day will be March 24, the last day of entries for the current Quarter Horse meet. . . . Weatherstorm, a 4-year-old Island Storm colt, has been named the 2006 Michigan-bred Thoroughbred of the year by the state’s Office of Racing Commissioner. Weatherstorm, bred by Daniel Sturgeon Jr. and Daniel Sturgeon III, won 6 of 7 starts and earned $221,519 for owner Marion F. Gorham. . . . HRTV will broadcast the Barretts March select 2-year-old sale in Pomona, Calif., on March 20 beginning at 2 p.m. The network also will show the auction’s March 12 under-tack preview for that auction twice on a delayed basis, on March 15 and March 19 at 8 a.m.