07/17/2001 12:00AM



Officials of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and New York's six regional offtrack betting companies failed to make any progress on Tuesday in negotiations over a simulcast contract. No talks have been scheduled, officials said, and all New York offtrack betting sites were expected to be shut out of wagering on Del Mar when the meet began Wednesday. . . . Jockey Jose Riquelme sustained a broken right collarbone in a spill at Philadelphia Park and will be sidelined for about six weeks. Riquelme's mount, Flight Formation, was euthanized. . . . Second-crop stallion Comic Strip will be moved to Special T Farm in Temecula, Calif., for next year's breeding season under an arrangement reached by Special T's owners and Lane's End Farm in Kentucky, where he has stood for the past two seasons. Rick Taylor, a part-owner of Special T, said Tuesday that Comic Strip would stand in California for at least one year for a stud fee of $7,500 or "maybe even lower." . . . New Jersey Governor Donald DiFrancesco has told the state's horsemen's groups and racetracks that he will sign bills authorizing account wagering, offtrack betting, and handicapping tournaments on Aug. 5, the day of the Haskell Invitational Stakes. DiFrancesco's signature will cap a three-year effort to bring offtrack wagering and account betting to the state. . . . Jerry Campbell, the former chief executive officer of Magna Entertainment Corp., plans to sell 229,395 shares of stock in Magna for proceeds of $1,227,263, according to documents filed with the SEC. Campbell, a banking executive and horse owner, was the CEO of Magna for six months before resigning in July 2000.