02/22/2005 1:00AM

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Trainer Howard Wolfendale had the 1,000th winner of his career when Warison ($4.40) won Monday's second race at Laurel. Wolfendale, 48, had his first training victory in 1977, also at Laurel. . . . Ladbrokes, the British-based betting company, will sponsor the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse for the next three years. The deal includes a raise in prize money for the Group 1 event from 400,000 pounds to 450,000 pounds ($850,500) and a bonus of one million pounds ($1.89 million) to a horse who can sweep the British Triple Crown of the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, and St. Leger, a feat last accomplished by Nijinsky in 1970. . . . Canterbury Park Holding Corporation, owner of the Shakopee, Minn., racetrack, has approved more than $100,000 in grants to organizations in Minnesota serving the horse industry and promoting responsible gambling. Canterbury has pledged 5 percent of pretax profits to charitable and community programs each year. . . . Churchill Downs has appointed Scott Graff as the track's vice president of finance. Graff, 33, had been Churchill's controller since coming to the track in 1999.