07/11/2005 11:00PM

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Favorite Trick, the 1997 Horse of the Year, will relocate from CloverLeaf Farms II in Florida to Jim Helzer and R.D. Hubbard's JEH Stallion Station in Hondo, N.M., for the 2006 breeding season. . . . Philip T. "Butch" Gore has been appointed to the state steward's position at Thistledown in Ohio. He replaces Kim Sawyer, who left to become a state steward in Southern California. . . . Jockey Pedro L. Walker won his 1,000th race, aboard Aloha's Girl, on Friday at Mountaineer. . . . Evangeline Downs track announcer Sean Beirne resigned his position to move closer to his home near Cincinnati.