03/08/2004 12:00AM

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The dispute between Alex Ferguson and John Magnier over breeding rights to Rock of Gibraltar has been settled, according to a report in the Sunday Times of London. Ferguson is to receive four nominations per year to Rock of Gibraltar worth approximately $365,000 annually, the report said. . . . A trio of 2-year-olds by Yankee Victor, Claramount, and Tale of the Cat covered an eighth-mile in 10.20 seconds Sunday to top the work tab for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select juvenile sale on March 16-17 in Ocala, Fla. The three fastest workers were Hip No. 273, a colt from Yankee Victor's first crop and out of the Dehere mare Mesmerized; Hip No. 285, a Claramount-Miss Tess colt; and Hip No. 300, a Tale of the Cat-My Pride n Joy filly. . . . Windsor Castle, a Grade 2 winner owned by Dogwood Stable, has been retired from racing because of a suspensory injury. A 6-year-old son of Lord Carson - Frigidette (It's Freezing), Windsor Castle won the 2000 Grade 2 Remsen Stakes and leaves the racetrack with a record of 29-6-7-5 and $591,715 in earnings. . . . Perry Compton won four races on Saturday's 10-race card at Fonner Park to retain a one-win advantage, 23-22, over Curtis Kimes, who had four winners on Saturday's card at Fonner.