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US Multiple Stakes-Producer For Dixie Euthanased
US stakes-winner & multiple graded stakes-producer For Dixie (Dixieland Band-Forain, by Forli) was euthanased at their Two Bucks Farm in Kentucky "after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach" aged 19, reported bloodhorse.com. Kentucky-bred For Dixie (a US$77,000 broodmare at the 1994 Keeneland November breeding stock sale) produced 6 named foals for 5 winners, including: triple stakes-winner Cotton Blossom (whose victories included the 2007 Gr1 Acorn Stakes & 2006 Gr3 Schuylerville Stakes, before being sold for US$1.9 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale); dual stakes-winner Vicarage (whose victories included the Gr3 Perryville Stakes); & stakes-producer Fat City.