12/18/2002 12:00AM

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Grade 1-winning steeplechaser It's a Giggle was euthanized last Friday at a clinic in Tryon, N.C., after a short bout with colic. An 8-year-old, It's a Giggle won five stakes, including the Grade 1 Royal Chase at Keeneland and Grade 2 A.P. Smithwick at Saratoga this year, and earned about $350,000. . . . Grade 3-placed winner Kettle Won has been retired and will enter stud at owners Stuart and Anita Subotnick's Anstu Farm in Millbrook, N.Y., with a 2003 fee of $3,000. Kettle Won, a 6-year-old Colonial Affair horse out of champion Safely Kept's half-sister Safe at the Plate, retires with a record of 3-4-0 in 15 starts and $113,606 in earnings. . . . The $50,000 My Charmer Stakes, postponed when racing was canceled at Turfway Park on Saturday, has been rescheduled for Dec. 31. Nominations close Saturday. . . . Keeneland donated $791,233 to more than 100 research, charity, and education concerns in 2002. Among the recipients were the Boy Scouts of America and the Hispanic Initiative Network.