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Stallion Thumbs Up Dies At Bosque Bonita Farm LEXINGTON, Ky., June 8.— Death came late Thursday to the stallion Thumbs Up who was the property of William Goetz, of California, and who stood at the Bosque Bonita farm of Robert A. Alexander III. at Versailles. The cause of death was not immediately determined but was believed due to intestinal complications. Thumbs Up was a bay, foaled in 1939 and was by Blenheim II. — Gas Bag, by Man oWar and was his sires third greatest money winner with 49,290 to his credit before he was retired to the stud in 1946. He started 45 times and was first in 17 races, and second 14 times. He was campaigned from coast-to-coast and set or equaled four track records from seven to 10 furlongs. In his last year at the races in 1934, he accounted for the Santa Anita and San Pasqual Handicaps and was second in the Stars and Stripes. Perhaps the best known of his progeny is Selector, winner of the East View Stakes. He first stood in California and made his first season in Kentucky in 1951 with a full book. He was bred by Harrie B. Scott and the late Samuel D. Riddle.