07/01/2009 12:00AM

Ten seek six spots on BC board

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Ten individuals have notified Breeders' Cup Ltd. that they want to be considered as candidates for six open seats on the organization's 13-member board of directors, officials of Breeders' Cup said on Wednesday.

The election for the six open seats will be held at a meeting on July 9, though voting will also take place electronically through July 8.

Four of the open seats are currently held by directors who have indicated that they will seek reelection: Reynolds Bell Jr., G. Watts Humphrey, Robert T. Manfuso, and Don Robinson, who was appointed to the board this year following the resignation of B. Wayne Hughes. The two other open seats are held by Don Dizney and Tracy Farmer, but both are ineligible to run for reelection because they were not reelected to the Board of Members and Trustees last month.

The six new candidates are Tom Ludt, the general manager of Vinery; Clem Murphy, an executive with the international racing and breeding operation Coolmore Stud; Richard Santulli, the owner of Jayeff B Stable; John G. Sikura, the owner of Hill 'n' Dale Farms; Oliver Tait, the general manager of Darley Stud's Australian operation; and E. Duncan Taylor, a co-owner of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

The seven other directors on the board, whose terms expire in 2010, are Helen Alexander, Antony Beck, Terry Finley, R.D. Hubbard, Roy Jackson, Satish Sanan, and William Farish Jr., the chairman.