12/19/2007 12:00AM

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EmailJockey Abel Castellano registered his 1,000th win aboard Johnny Z. ($5.20) in the fifth race at Laurel Park on Wednesday. . . . Harry McCalmont, owner of Norelands Stud in Ireland, has been named the new chairman of the European Breeders' Fund, replacing Michael Wates, who is stepping down after having served 18 years in that role. McCalmont, who has been chairman of the Irish branch of the fund for nine years, becomes its third chairman in its 24-year-history, following Wates and the founding chairman, his father, Victor McCalmont. . . . . Edouard de Rothschild was re-elected Wednesday to a four-year term as chairman of France-Galop, that country's ruling body of racing.