10/20/2003 11:00PM

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The Breeders' Cup Ltd. has created the Shoemaker Award to be presented to the outstanding jockey at each year's Breeders' Cup, according to D.G. Van Clief, president of the organization. The award, named for Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died Oct. 12, will be determined by a vote of the media. . . . Odds-on favorite Lonhro has drawn post 7 in a field of eight for the Grade 1, $2.1 million Carlton Draught Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Victoria, Australia, on Friday. The race's lone foreign invader is the 4-year-old Paraca, an Argentine-bred who has been racing in South Africa, where she is champion female. . . . Tap the Admiral, a graded stakes winner on turf, was euthanized Sunday at Belmont Park because of complications of colitis X, a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract. A 5-year-old horse trained by Del Carroll II for Pont Street Stable, Tap the Admiral won the Grade 2 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Churchill Downs on July 5. . . . Secret Liaison, a Grade 3-winning mare, has retired to Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., the farm has announced. Mating plans for Secret Liaison, a 5-year-old Housebuster mare, are undetermined. . . . . Malibu Moon, who has relocated from Maryland's Country Life Farm to Castleton Lyons in Lexington, Ky., for the 2004 breeding season, will stand for a $10,000 fee. A 6-year-old A. P. Indy horse and sire of Perfect Moon, Malibu Moon stood for $3,000 last year.