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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup Limited disbursed $429,809 Tuesday from the NTRA Charities-New York Heroes Fund to Sept. 11-related charities. The disbursement was the fund's final in a series of contributions, bringing the total to $4,879,809.81. . . . Thistledown will host a silent auction to benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program on Breeders' Cup Day this Saturday, with Kentucky Derby tickets, as well as Cleveland Browns tickets, racing art, and memorabilia among the items offered. More information on the auction, to be held in the clubhouse foyer from 11:30 am to 4 p.m., is available at 937-947-4020 or at www.horseadoption.com.