10/31/2003 12:00AM

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Broad Brush, who stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., had arthrodesis surgery on his left front fetlock on Oct. 1 because of degenerative arthritis. The farm announced the surgery on Friday, saying it went "uneventfully" and that the 20-year-old stallion is expected to start the 2004 breeding season on time. . . . The Jockey Club has issued an updated edition of its Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book, including current information regarding DNA-typing requirements and emphasizing a requirement that foals of 2001 and later be re-typed when entering stud as stallions. The book is available online at www.registry.jockeyclub.com. . . . Blue Ribbon Downs, a track in Sallisaw, Okla., is scheduled to be auctioned at the Sallisaw courthouse Tuesday. The track owes a $2 million loan to Sallisaw. . . . Flatter, third in this year's Washington Park Handicap, has been retired and will enter stud at Claiborne Farm in 2004 and stand for $5,000. Flatter (A.P. Indy-Praise) retires with a career record of 6-4-0-1 and $148,815 in earnings. . . . Delta Downs in Vinton, La., will hold a Thoroughbred auction that includes broodmares, broodmare prospects, and horses of racing age on Sunday.