Band Is Passing Marches to Flying Pidgeon Win

Band Is Passing took control on the last turn and breezed to a 4 1/4 -length victory Saturday in the $100,000 Flying Pigeon Handicap for 3-year-olds at Calder Race Course.

Link To Jimmy finished second and Marquette was another neck back in third in the field of nine.

Ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, Band Is Passing covered 1 1-8 miles in 1:49 2-5 and paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10. Link to Jimmy paid $3.40 and $2.40 and Marquette paid $2.60 to show.

Band Is Passing, bred, owned and trained by Miami attorney Stan Ersoff, has won 13 of 29 starts and earned $772,406.

(Chart, Equibase)