Dixie Brass Gets Clean Bill of Health

Prominent New York stallion Dixie Brass, who was taken last week to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine because of a swollen throat, got a clean bill of health on Feb. 15. "They said he's fine and will be back this weekend or Monday," said James F. Edwards, who stands the 12-year-old stallion at his farm, The Stallion Park, in Millbrook. "They said he can breed on Wednesday if we want him to."

Dixie Brass was sent to Cornell because of a swollen throat, and "because he just didn't look right," according to Edwards. "There wasn't any temperature, but we decided to sent him to Cornell after some local vets looked him over. They treated him there with antibiotics."

Dixie Brass (Dixieland Band -- Petite Diable, by Sham) has sired 21 stakes winners. Edwards hopes to breed him to 75 mares.