12/20/2004 1:00AM

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The Churchill Downs Simulcast Network will serve as the North and South American wagering hub for the 2005 Dubai Carnival of Racing, which consists of 11 days of racing at Nad Al Sheba from Jan. 20 to March 26, Dubai World Cup Day. Wagering will be commingled through Phumelela, a South African racing and tote company. . . . HorseRacing TV, the network owned by Magna Entertainment, will be added to the digital sports lineup of Comcast's cable networks in Southern California and Maryland. . . . The Jockey Club Foundation distributed about $600,000 to more than 100 needy individuals throughout the Thoroughbred industry in 2004.

. . . On Saturday, Jesus Castanon rode four winners for the second time in only four racing days at the Tampa Bay Downs meet, solidifying his place atop the standings with 11 wins from 26 mounts. . . . Alysweep, who won the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct in 2003, will enter stud this season at Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla. Alysweep is the property of a syndicate and will stand for $3,000 live foal.