07/05/2005 12:00AM

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Ogygian, who has stood at stud in Japan since 1995, will be pensioned to the Old Friends retirement community in Midway, Ky., next month. A 22-year-old son of Damascus who won three Grade 1 races in the mid-1980's, Ogygian's top runner to date is Alkamar, an Austrian champion. . . . Quincy Welch, the leading rider in Alberta this year, is serving a suspension of 10 calendar days, ending July 10, and was fined $100 after failing a prerace breath analysis at Northlands last Friday.