04/25/2006 11:00PM

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Cathie Atkinson Metzler, daughter of the late Hall of Fame jockey Ted Atkinson, widow of trainer Ray Metzler, and mother of racing journalist Caton Bredar, died Sunday at a Chicago hospital from complications of heart surgery. She was 64. . . . Redoute's Choice, whose progeny - including six million-dollar lots - helped push Australia's recent Inglis Easter yearling sale to new records, will stand for an Australian record $275,000, about $205,000 U.S., this season. He stands at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales.