09/08/2003 11:00PM

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Jockey Alex Birzer recorded his 1,000th career victory, aboard Going Round in Prairie Meadows's featured fifth race on Monday. Birzer, 29, has 35 wins at the meet, second in the standings to Glenn Corbett's 39 with three days remaining in the 48-day meeting that ends Saturday. . . . Stewards at Great Lakes Downs held a hearing Tuesday regarding jockey Jeff Faul, whose license was summarily suspended on Aug. 28 after the stewards determined there was "credible evidence" that he carried an electrical device when he won the sixth race on Aug. 24 aboard Run for You. State steward Jeff Dye said that he expected a ruling to be issued within a week. . . . First-crop sire Malibu Moon will relocate from Country Life Farm in Maryland to Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., for the 2004 season. Malibu Moon, who stood in Maryland for $3,000, will now launch Castleton's roster under the co-ownership of B. Wayne Hughes, Castleton, and Country Life. . . . Desert Warrior, who raced for Overbrook Farm, has been retired from racing and will stand at stud next year at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. As the property of a partnership, he will stand the 2004 season for a fee of $3,000. . . . The Virginia Thoroughbred Association will hold a seminar with Taylor Made Farm founder and author Joe Taylor at Morgans Ford Farm in Front Royal, Va., on Oct. 3. Taylor will discuss farm building and management as well as breeding and raising Thoroughbreds. . . . Thistledown will host a silent auction to benefit New Vocations racehorse adoption program on Breeders' Cup Day, Oct. 25, and is seeking donations for auction items. More information is available by calling (937) 947-4020 or via e-mail at: www.horseadoption.com.