07/05/2005 11:00PM

Lincoln track report


Old Man's Delite captured Nebraska's longest race last Sunday, when he won the State Fair Marathon Series finale by 3 1/2 lengths, his first win of the year. Claimed for $2,500 by Steve Hall at Fonner Park this spring, Old Man's Delite won Sunday's two-mile endurance test, run under starter handicap conditions, after finishing second and third in shorter legs of the series. His last out came in the 1 3/8-mile leg, where he tired to last. He was up to the task Sunday, finishing in 3:29.40, the second-fastest time ever recorded for the distance here.

Old Man's Delite returned $13.20 for the win, which was jockey R.D. Williams's fourth of the day. Two-time defending champion My Dad's Bad failed to mount his usual charge and finished fourth in the field of six.

Williams, posting his second four-win day of the meet, also scored with Taylor's First ($5.40) in the second, Golden Jet Eye ($10) in the fourth, and Diamonice ($4.60) in the seventh. He holds a 44-34 edge over Yuri Yaranga in the rider standings entering the final two weekends of racing.

* Racing will shift to Horsemen's Park for the four-day festival meet July 21-24, with four races each day. Nominations for all six of the stakes races offered close this Sunday.

The stakes closing are the $27,500-added Fantango Lady Stakes for 3-year-old Nebraska-bred fillies on July 21; the $27,500-added Falls Amiss Handicap for Nebraska-bred fillies and mares, July 22; the $27,500-added Who Doctor Who Handicap for older Nebraska-breds and the $40,000 Queens Handicap for fillies and mares, both on July 23; and the $27,500-added Skunktail Stakes for 3-year-old Nebraska-bred colts and geldings and the $100,000-guaranteed Omaha Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, both on July 24.

All of the stakes races will be run at one mile.