Robby Albarado was awarded Arlington's Jockey of the Month honor on Sunday, and the day after won four races on the card at the Chicago-area track. Albarado was the track's top jockey in 1996...Turfway Park opens its meet Wednesday with a 7 p.m. post. Live racing continues through Oct. 3...Hollywood Park is already looking forward to its Autumn meet, which begins Nov. 6. The track plans to offer stakes races worth $4.2 million and features the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Turf Festival, which includes two grade I events. Changes in this year's schedule include moving the Hollywood Turf Cup up one week to Nov. 23. The grade I Hollywood Starlet and Hollywood Futurity are scheduled for Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 respectively. In the past both races have been on the same weekend...Suffolk Downs will open its 56-day live meet Sept. 28. Post time is 12:45 p.m. with racing Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday through Nov. 9, after which point Fridays will also be dark...Jack Goldthorpe has opened Waterville Insurance and Bloodstock Services in Lexington. He can be reached at (859) 335-6200...Five new members were elected to the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association [HBPA] board on August 28, headed by the board's new president, Des Moines area resident and owner Leroy Gessmann. Owners reelected to the Iowa HBPA board: Carroll Konecne, Rick Olson, Chuck Yetter. Trainers reelected: Judi Hicklin, Dave McShane. New owners elected to the Iowa HBPA board: Ed Holland, Doug Vail. New trainers elected to the organization: Larry Donlin, Larry Hunt, Kelly Von Hemel.

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