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Touch Tone to Stand in Texas

Touch Tone, a 4-year-old stakes winner and grade I stakes-placed son of Pick Up the Phone, has been retired and will stand in 2003 at Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Pilot Point, Texas. He will stand for $2,500.

Broodmare Switch Point Dead

The Glaser family's Switch Point, whose offspring include Hollywood Park track-record setter Dig for It, died Oct. 30 at Jenna Lee Farm near Stamping Ground, Ky.

Millionaire Include to Airdrie

Grade I winner Include, who at one time captured nine of 10 starts, has been retired from racing and will stand at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

Grade I Winner Country Queen Euthanized

Pensioned broodmare Country Queen, a former claimer who developed into one of the top grass mares in the late 1970s and in 1980, was euthanized Nov. 3 at Kim and Rodney Nardelli's Springwood near Lexington because of the infirmities of old age

Gold Fever to Questroyal in New York

Grade I winner Gold Fever, whose son Arco's Gold won the Nov. 2 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine in a deadheat, will stand the 2003 season at Louis Salerno's Questroyal Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

One More Piece in MRLS Puzzle

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center have uncovered one more piece in the puzzle relating to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.

Came Home's Fee: $40,000

Came Home's first-year stud fee will be $40,000. The son of Gone West, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire, will stand his first season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Mr. Greeley's Fee $50,000

Mr. Greeley, whose runners have earned $4.4 million this year and include grade I winners Celtic Melody, Nonsuch Bay, and Whywhywhy, will stand for $50,000 in 2003

MRLS Monitoring Stepped Up, But No Problem Found

Pathologists at the Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center in Lexington noticed that a few more fetal losses were being seen than was usual during August, September, and October. That prompted increased surveillance and reporting, and meetings by the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners committee that was formed during the mare reproductive loss syndrome crisis of 2001.

Rock of Gilbraltar to Stand at Coolmore

Millionaire Rock of Gibraltar, who won a record seven consecutive European group I events and figures to be named Europe's champion miler, will enter stud in his native Ireland at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud.

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