09/25/2005 11:00PM

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Apprentice jockey Martin Garcia, who sustained a severe concussion in a riding spill Friday at Golden Gate Fields, was removed from the intensive care unit at Stanford Hospital on Sunday. Garcia, 21, was expected to be hospitalized two to three more days, but he was making good progress, according to Dr. David Seftel, the Bay Meadows track physician. . . . Monday's program at Kentucky Downs was canceled because of standing water on parts of the course. Racing was scheduled to resume Tuesday, when the track will close its abbreviated meet, and the Monday card will not be made up. . . . Fort Erie canceled its Monday and Tuesday cards because of unsafe track conditions caused by heavy rainfall. Live racing is scheduled to resume Saturday. . . . L. William Heiligbrodt, a prominent owner/breeder and trustee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has become that group's representative on the the board of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. He replaces John Amerman, who stepped down from the seat. . . . The 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held Oct. 28 at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, with proceeds benefiting the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund to aid hurricane victims, the Fund for Public Health in New York, and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. KC and the Sunshine Band will perform.