08/07/2005 11:00PM

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Connecticut legal officials have ordered eBet USA, a horse race account-wagering service owned by Penn National Gaming Inc., to stop taking bets over the Internet from state residents, and the company has complied, according to a notice posted on eBet's Internet site. The notice said that eBet would continue to take bets from Connecticut customers over the telephone. . . . Ballet de France, a former Virginia broodmare of the year and the dam of Group 1 winner and Irish and Italian champion Muhtarram, was euthanized at age 24 at Dinwiddie Farm in Middleburg, Va., on Aug. 5, the Thoroughbred Daily News has reported. Ballet de France was a daughter of Northern Dancer and Fabulous Native (Le Fabuleux). . . . The leading rider at Columbus, R. D. Williams, posted six wins on Saturday's nine-race card there. Williams swept the pick three of races 4 through 6 for a $35.20 return and won the late double for a $43.20 payoff.