03/02/2007 1:00AM

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Real Quiet, the champion 3-year-old male of 1998, showed "continued improvement" Friday from abscesses in both hind feet, syndicate manager Mike Jester said. "The right hind had a lot of drainage out of it," Jester said. "He'll be on antibiotics through the weekend and have a bone scan on Monday." . . . A record 16,272 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup program in 2006, Breeders' Cup Ltd. announced Friday. The number of foals by Breeders' Cup, European Breeders' Fund, and Common Fund nominated stallions tops the old mark of 16,263 from 2005 and is expected to increase when numbers of Southern Hemisphere foals are released.