05/25/2005 12:00AM

Lincoln track report


Grand Kat was as impressive as ever last Saturday when he scored a 5 1/4-length win over nonwinners-of-three lifetime allowance rivals. A 5-year-old Oklahoma-bred son of Sir Cat, out of the local stakes-winning mare Grand and Graceful, Grand Kat equaled the track record for six furlongs when he went in 1:10.20, but he then suffered a career-ending injury when he pulled up after the race with a broken sesamoid. He had won his only other start of the year by an impressive eight lengths at Fonner Park.

* Curtis Kimes collected four victories on the Saturday program and added three more on Sunday to take the lead in the rider standings. Saturday's wins included short-priced favorites Done Deal ($3.80), Thoughtfully ($3.40), and Missy Can Do ($3.40), plus Annie N Me ($11.20).

* On Sunday, Pepper Lang, trained by Sally Muckey, officially won her maiden in the first race by a romping 8 1/2 lengths in a one-mile maiden special weight race. A 3-year-old filly by Cimarron Secret, Pepper Lang had won twice previously but had her number taken down on both occasions, including a win against nonwinners-of-two allowance company while her first maiden disqualification was under protest. Mucky dropped the protest last week.

* James Klosner, owner of divisional champions Fast N Ahalf and No More Cash at the old Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack, died last weekend at age 70 in Bellevue, Neb. Services were held Wednesday at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Bellevue.