Young Stallion Booklet Dies of Colic

Thoroughbred Grade I winner Booklet, who entered stud this year at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky., was euthanized the morning of March 4 because of complications from colic at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates veterinary clinic near Lexington.

"We discovered it this morning, and immediately sent him to Hagyard," said Allen Greathouse. "During the surgery, they saw that nothing could be done."

Syndicated Booklet covered some 16 or 17 mares and has two or three in foal. His fee was $6,500.

Booklet, a son of Florida stallion Notebook, was Florida's Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2002 for owner John Oxley after capturing the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) and Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), both at Gulfstream Park. Booklet also ran second in that year's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

Oxley privately acquired Booklet after the horse had won the restricted Florida Stallion In Reality Stakes for 2-year-olds in mid-October of 2001 and transferred him to trainer John Ward Jr. Booklet, who was produced from the Bob Dusty's mare Crafty Bobbie, was bred by Ginger Parker and Charles A. Baldree Jr.

Booklet won seven of 14 races and earned $989,460 in three years of racing.

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