06/29/2006 11:00PM

Seven join Cup board

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Seven new directors were elected to the Breeders' Cup's 13-seat Board of Members and Trustees as a result of voting certified this week, the Breeders' Cup announced Friday.

The new members, who will each serve three-year terms beginning Aug. 1, are John Amerman, the co-owner of American Racing and Peacefield Farm; Boyd Browning Jr., the executive vice president of the Fasig-Tipton sales company; Donald Dizney, the owner of Double Diamond Farm in Florida; Tom Ludt, the co-general manager of Vinery Farm in Kentucky; Clem Murphy, an official for Coolmore, the international breeding and racing operation; Dan Pride, chief operating officer for Darley at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky; and John Sikura, president of Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Kentucky.

Re-elected to the board were Alice Chandler, co-owner of Mill Ridge Farm in Kentucky; B. Wayne Hughes, the owner of Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky; Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, the New York-based owner of Phipps Stable; Satish Sanan, the owner of Padua Stables; Richard T. Santulli, the owner of the New York-based Jayeff B Stables; and Frank Stronach, the owner of Stronach Stables and Adena Springs, which has operations in Florida and Kentucky.

The election came six months after the Breeders' Cup pared its board from 46 members to 13. The Breeders' Cup board is in negotiations with its partner, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, on a new operating agreement to replace one that expires this year.