Anabaa, a major French stallion at Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay near Deauville, died July 7 of acute peritonitis after undergoing colic surgery.
Highest Honor, a major winner and a leading sire twice in France, died June 25 of a heart attack at age 26.
Breeders Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up Kip Deville will head a record American raiding party for this year's Cathay Pacific International races in Hong Kong December 14.
European challenger Goldikova, undefeated in her previous three starts in French group races, won the Breeders' Cup Mile with a thrilling burst of speed in mid-stretch. Trainer Freddie Head becomes the first person to win a Breeders' Cup World Championship race as a jockey(Miesque, 1987-88) and now as a trainer.
Dedication, a French group I winner and U.S. graded winner, died after undergoing emergency colic surgery.
Prominent French stallion Anabaa will return to Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay in France for the 2008 breeding season.
Anabaa, sixth on the French sires list, will stand in 2007 at Dr. Tony Ryan's Castleton Lyons near Lexington.
Lyphard, one of the great sires of recent times and certainly one of the longest living, was euthanized June 10 at Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
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