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Tempera, 2-Year-Old Filly Champion, Euthanized
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Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Bill, Christine
Date: Apr 30, 2002
Start Page: D.9
Section: Sports; Sports Desk
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Tempera, winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and one of the favorites for Friday's $500,000 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, was euthanized at a clinic in nearby Lexington on Sunday night because of complications from a fever that was discovered Friday.

By Saturday, Tempera's condition hadn't improved and she was moved from Churchill to the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Veterinary Clinic, 70 miles away. At the clinic, Tempera also developed colitis and laminitis, a circulatory hoof disease.

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