Thanks, Simkie! I left a vmail yesterday and a nice lady from Texas called me back today. She said that Byron Cook, who owned Byars, died last year. She said the estate owns him now, and he is still at stud but just not covering as many mares as in the past. She said there are three foals by him about to be born.
She offered to mail me a photo of him! I'm so excited. My boy was born in 2003 in Florida when John Franks owned him. She told me that when Franks died, Byron Cook bought Byars from the John Frank estate and moved him to Texas.
This will be a great addition to my OTTB scrapbook about my boy!