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English Classic Winner Commanche Run Dead

Commanche Run, a three-time group I winner who gave jockey Lester Piggott his record-setting 28th English classic win, died in late March at Astley Grange Farm Stud in Leicester County, England.

Kingmambo Still Undergoing Treatment

Prominent stallion Kingmambo, who has been sidelined from stallion duty primarily because of an arthritic condition in his lower neck, will need additional treatment and more time off.

Special Times Sires First Foal

Special Times, a stakes-placed son of Seeking the Gold, sired his first offspring, a colt out of the Graustark mare Complete the Dream, March 17 for Dr. Robert Fishman.

Woodman Sires 100th Stakes Winner

Woodman, whose runners have won stakes across the globe, sired his 100th stakes winner when his 4-year-old daughter Kelliewood captured the March 19 Natasha Trophy in Australia.

Top International Mare Rossard Dead

Rossard, a champion in Denmark and Sweden and a grade I winner in the United States, was found dead in a field at Steve and Cindy Stewart's Huntertown Farm near Paris, Ky.

Owner/Trainer Robert Levine Dies

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Robert Levine, who saddled Jill Robin L to win the March 5 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, died March 17 at the age of 86.

Dixieland Band, Others Still Going Strong

Age has not stopped Dixieland Band from putting on a show as one of the nation's top sires at age 25. Other seniors joining him in the ranks of top sires include Cozzene, Crafty Prospector, Runaway Groom, and Mt. Livermore.

Grade I Winner Salt Champ Retired

Salt Champ, an Argentine champion who won the Jan. 30 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) in her North American debut, has been retired from racing after suffering a slight strain in a tendon.

Kingmambo Taken Out of Stud Duty

Prominent stallion Kingmambo, who was taken out of stallion duty in late February at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of an injured leg, will spend about three more weeks on the sidelines due to an arthritic condition in his lower neck.

Grade I Winner Musical Chimes Retired

Grade/group I winner Musical Chimes, who ran a troubled fifth in the March 5 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (gr. IT), has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at owner Sheikh Maktoum's Gainsborough Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Hero's Tribute Ready For Stallion Duty

Grade II winner Hero's Tribute, who missed the first part of the breeding season at Douglas Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of surgery, is ready to begin breeding.

Laser Light Dead in Florida

Laser Light, a New York grade I winner and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up, was euthanized Feb. 10 at Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Stud near Ocala, Fla.

2004 Eclipse Owner: Ken & Sarah Ramsey

The year 2004 turned out to be the type of year for Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey that the couple could only dream about a few years back. In their first appearance as Eclipse Award finalists, they won the outstanding owner trophy, and one of their horses, Kitten's Joy, won an Eclipse Award for best turf male.

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