02/22/2006 1:00AM

Fonner Park track report


Last weekend's winter storm, which forced the cancellation of the Friday and Saturday cards, seemed like a distant memory, as temperatures quickly rose into the high 40's on Tuesday and Wednesday. The warmer weather resulted in full workout tabs both days, and the forecast heading into this weekend is a tremendous improvement.

Saturday's cancellation also forced the postponement of the $10,000 Grasmick Stakes, which has been rescheduled for this Sunday. Missy Can Do, winner of the Bold Accent on opening weekend, will run with an extra week's rest if she opts to enter again for the Grasmick.

* On Saturday, the 3-year-olds will take the spotlight in the $10,000 Bachman Stakes, and Did heads a list of 15 nominated to the half-mile dash.

Did was named the state's top 2-year-old of 2005 at Saturday's Nebraska Breeders' Association banquet. After a near-fall in his career debut in the State Fair Futurity at Lincoln, Did was shipped to Canterbury Park, where he won three straight races.

* Divisional champions were announced in all categories last weekend. Any Dream Will Do, winner of the Columbus Debutante, was named the champion 2-year-old filly. She is owned and trained by Jone Loyd. The state's top 3-year-old filly was Dress Right, winner of the Fonner Park Special Stakes last year.

The Straw Man, trained by Jason Wise last year, was named the top 3-year-old colt or gelding. He won five starts last year, including victories in the State Fair Derby, State Fair Breeders' Stakes, the Fonner Park Special, and the Nebraska Derby at Fonner Park, which has been discontinued.

Older horses honored were Up 'n Blumin as champion older mare. A $40,000 claim by owner Richard Galyen last year, Up 'n Blumin won the Orphan Kist and Al Swihart handicaps for trainer Mick Kirby, then captured the Matchmaker Handicap at Lincoln and the Falls Amiss at Horsemen's Park for her new connections.

Consider was named the state's top older Nebraska-bred. He competed at Canterbury Park and Hawthorne last year, winning 4 of 7 starts against allowance and starter company.

Blumin Affair was honored as the stallion of the year, and Upishness, the dam of Up 'n Blumin, was named the broodmare of the year.

Blumin Partners, represented by Roger Pelster, won the Thoroughbred Times Award for the state's leading sire, Blumin Affair. The Blood-Horse Julep Cup was awarded to Herb Riecken. The Nebraska Thoroughbred Breeders' Association member of the year went to Jone Loyd, and the TOBA Award went to Ron Westermann.