Leading Thoroughbred Sire Vindication Dead

Champion Vindication, one of this year's leading second-crop sires, was euthanized because of complications from colic. The 8-year-old syndicated son of Seattle Slew was taken Wednesday to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky.

Vindication, who stood for $60,000 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington, ranks ninth on this year's second-crop sires list, with the

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