12/31/2003 12:00AM

All the Honor perfect on turf


All the Honor passed her class check and showed she could be a force to reckon with in the filly and mare turf division this winter at Gulfstream Park after leading throughout for a half-length victory over Born Something in Wednesday's $40,650 Auld Lang Syne Stakes at Calder.

Despite setting fast fractions of 23.38 seconds, 47.61, and 1:10.69, All the Honor ($11.40), ridden by Eddie Castro, was able to withstand the run of favored Born Something. Cocktailsanddreams rallied mildly to finish third, another 2 1/2 lengths behind Born Something, in a field of 10 fillies and mares.

Trained by Eddie Plesa Jr. for the Thorobeam Farm, All the Honor covered a mile in 1:39.95 over a firm course. Her final time was only .60 second off the course record set by Spendable in 1999.

The Auld Lang Syne marked All the Honor's first stakes try on grass and kept her record perfect in three starts on turf.