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Hancock Looks for Sequel to Original 'Superman'

In the movie business, sequels usually don't measure up to the originals. But Thoroughbred breeder Arthur B. Hancock III, owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., is hoping a 2003 foal he has nicknamed Superman II is every bit as successful as a 1997 colt Hancock dubbed Superman, later named Fusaichi Pegasus.

Quality... Pure and Simple (con't.)

Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

Quality... Pure and Simple

Nina Hagen hardly sits still for a second. Like many farm owners she is the boss, hired hand, receptionist, and syndicate manager. At 5 feet 1 inch tall, this former gymnast vaults from fielding phone calls to breeding mares with equal ease. Her business and her favorite hobby share her backyard, where a son of Deputy Minister stands just inches from a garden box bursting with vibrant green lettuce and thriving herb bushes. Hagen has woven all of her loves--dogs, horses, gardening, cooking, decorating, and family--into the 100 acres she and her husband, Ron, share at El Dorado Farms near Enumclaw, Washington.

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