01/31/2003 12:00AM

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Run Production, a 3-year-old stakes-winning son of Saint Ballado, has retired and will enter stud at LeRoy Bormet's B & B Farm in Monee, Ill. Run Production, a son of Meadow Silk (Meadowlake) and a full brother to stakes-placed Bay Head King, will stand for $1,000. . . . Gus Brown, the leading jump jockey in America in 2000 and 2001, is heading to England to ride on the jump racing circuit there before the start of the American season in April. Brown, who lost the 2002 riding title to David Bentley by one victory, will also be seeking rides in Ireland. . . . Churchill Downs has named Thomas J. Schneider to the newly created post of vice president for guest services. Schneider will oversee the Turf Club, premium box seats, and the track's recently created luxury suites. . . . Robert Kulina, general manager and vice president of Thoroughbred racing at Monmouth Park and The Meadowlands, will be honored by the New Jersey Sports Writers Association on Sunday for "distinguished service to Thoroughbred racing." This year's honorees also include Byron Scott, coach of the New Jersey Nets; Jim Spanarkel, onetime Duke basketball star; and Rod Thorn, a Nets executive.