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Friel's for Real, a 7-year-old daughter of Sword Dance and Beaties for Real, died July 18 at Overbrook Farm in Lexington, Ky., with the exact cause of death unclear but apparently occurring during severe thunderstorms. The mare, a six-time stakes winner with $674,544 in earnings, was carrying her first foal, by Street Cry, when she died. . . . The Prevention Council of Saratoga, an alcohol and substance abuse program, will honor retired jockey Jerry Bailey at its "Dare to Dream" fund-raising event on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Saratoga Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. More information is available from Judy Ekman at 518-581-1230.