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Congrats to Stand for $12,500

Grade II winner Congrats has been retired and will begin his stallion career for a fee of $12,500 in 2007 at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.

Study Shows Cold Air Can Induce Airway Obstruction

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Researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed a study on airway cooling and mucosal injury during cold weather exercise. Using the Thoroughbred racehorse as a model, scientists found that even cantering in subfreezing temperatures can induce airway obstruction.

Exploit to Cloverleaf in Florida

Grade II winner Exploit, who ranks among the leaders on the second-crop sire list by 2004 and lifetime progeny earnings, will be relocated to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.

Fasig-Tipton Average Declines; Stockyard Sale Complete

Topped by the $65,000 paid by agent Ramona Good for the Crafty Prospector mare Gamble For Gold, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky concluded its February mixed sale Monday with a 9% decline in average price.Tuesday the sales company held a special auction at the Paris, Ky., stockyards, to sell horses originally purchased by Bernice L. Givens Sykes at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale.

Strangles Cases Move Time, Site of 'Repo' Horse Sale

"Just when you think it can't get much worse, it got worse," said Boyd Browning, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fasig-Tipton, on Feb. 5. Browning was discussing complications involving the pending sale of 89 horses repossessed by Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland from the Maryland mystery buyer, Bernice L. Givens Sykes, who signed tickets for nearly $700,000 for 134 horses at the Keeneland November and Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale and then failed to pay for them.

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