03/04/2005 12:00AM

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Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger was flown to the shock trauma unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he was he was listed in serious but stable condition after a spill Friday at Laurel. Fogelsonger, 23, went down when his mount fell past the wire in the second race and was initially treated by the track's medical director, Dr. Harry Harris, who said, "He was complaining of neck and head pain - we have to make sure he doesn't have head or cervical trauma." . . . Television Games Network, the in-home racing channel and betting service, began telecasting races from Philadelphia Park on Friday. The arrangement brings to 22 the number of Thoroughbred tracks offered by TVG. . . . Glitterman - sire of millionaires Balto Star, Glitter Woman, JJ'sdream, and Champali - has been pensioned from stud duty at Wafare Farm in Midway, Ky., because of age-related declining fertility. A 20-year-old son of Dewan and Moon Glitter, Glitterman has sired the earners of more than $28.4 million from 12 crops to race and also is known for setting a world record of 1:01.60 for 5 1/2 furlongs on turf in a 1989 Hialeah allowance race. . . . Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank will become the signature sponsor of two major stakes races on the Kentucky racing circuit. Fifth Third will sponsor the Hansel Stakes, to be run at Turfway Park on March 26 this year, and the Elkhorn Stakes, a Grade 3 at Keeneland on April 29. . . . . Television Games Network and the Thoroughbred Owners of California are sponsoring a contest in which amateur student filmmakers making short films about Thoroughbred horse racing will compete for $20,000 in prizes and an internship at TVG. Entries will be accepted through June 30, and further information can be obtained by contacting bbarrio@tvgnetwork.com. . . . The Thistledown stable area will be open to horses on Friday, with training scheduled to begin March 17. The Thistledown meeting begins April 8. . . . Racing was canceled Thursday at Penn National after jockeys there complained that salt applied to the track to combat below-freezing temperatures remained in clumps. . . . Stacy R. Simms has been named to the newly created position of director of community relations at Fair Grounds. Simms has spent nearly 10 years as director of community affairs and special events for the mayor's office in New Orleans.