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Louisiana favorite and multiple stakes winner Crowned King, 5, has been retired and will stand in 2006 at Trader's Rest Farm in Scott, La., for a fee of $1,000, according to owner-trainer Billy McKeever. Crowned King, a son of Barkerville out of the Dynaformer mare Formeredith, won 8 of his 48 starts and earned more than $580,000.