02/27/2002 1:00AM

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Egyptband, the champion filly in Europe in 2000, died Saturday of colic just days after having been covered for the first time by Kingmambo at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky. Egyptband won the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) at 3 before finishing second to Sinndar in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. . . . Leading Japanese jockey Yutaka Take, 32, will be out of action for at least three months after having broken his pelvis in a spill at Nakayama Racecourse on Sunday. . . . A single-engine place crashed into the barn area at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif. on Tuesday, killing the pilot. No horses or barn personnel were hurt in the accident.