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October 23, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Billy Badgett won't be in the owner's box when his Go for Wand runs in the $1-million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park Saturday. He will be roaming the grandstand minutes before the race, looking for a television monitor. Normally, a trainer of such a talented 3-year-old filly would sit with the owner of the horse. But Jane du Pont Lunger, the 76-year-old Wilmington, Del., woman who bred and owns Go for Wand, is extremely superstitious.
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October 23, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Billy Badgett won't be in the owner's box when his Go for Wand runs in the $1-million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park Saturday. He will be roaming the grandstand minutes before the race, looking for a television monitor. Normally, a trainer of such a talented 3-year-old filly would sit with the owner of the horse. But Jane du Pont Lunger, the 76-year-old Wilmington, Del., woman who bred and owns Go for Wand, is extremely superstitious.
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January 31, 1991 | From Associated Press
Go For Wand, whose brilliance ended in tragedy on racing's biggest day, is New York Horse of the Year for 1990. The 3-year-old filly's owner, Mrs. Jane du Pont Lunger, also was named the year's outstanding owner in voting by the New York Turf Writers' Assn.
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February 10, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE
Many racing officials were disturbed Saturday when ABC showed footage of Go For Wand's fatal breakdown during the Eclipse Awards portion of "Wide World of Sports." Jane du Pont Lunger, owner of Go For Wand, sat teary-eyed in the front row as a tape was shown of Go For Wand breaking down during her stretch run with Bayakoa in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park in October. The filly was destroyed on the track minutes after she went down.
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October 22, 1990 | JOHN NELSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
If all goes according to superstition, Jane du Pont Lunger could have the Horse of the Year by the end of the week. Lunger, owner of the 3-year-old filly Go For Wand, will wear the same shoes with the same mud she wore nearly three months ago, and trainer Billy Badgett will be banished from the owner's box again Saturday.
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October 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Go For Wand, the filly who was destroyed after a nasty spill at the Breeders' Cup, has been buried at the site of two of the greatest triumphs of her short career. The 3-year-old filly was buried Sunday night in the infield of the Saratoga Race Course, the 126-year-old track 30 miles north of Albany. Officials said a marker would be erected on the gravesite. No ceremony was held to mark Go For Wand's burial.
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October 29, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Another horse broke down during training hours at Belmont Park Sunday morning. As thoroughbreds go, it was simply another horse. But Sunday's breakdown was another addition to a lengthening list of injured horses here, a list that includes Go For Wand, Criminal Type, Gorgeous, Deposit Ticket and Garden Gal, all of whom couldn't win a Breeders' Cup race because of mishaps. All of the injured horses missed the Breeders' Cup except Go For Wand, who is dead because she raced.
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November 10, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
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October 19, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Race tracks in Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey have adopted an aberration called "fast official," and even Hollywood Park has shown an interest in a time-saving system whose time should never have come. With this method, there is less time between the finish and when the stewards hang up the race's payoffs on the tote board. That means more time to bet the next race and, theoretically, more money for the track.
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November 2, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The major part of the racing year has been framed by elderly women crying. In May, at Churchill Downs, Frances Genter, 92, cried as her 3-year-old colt, Unbridled, crossed the finish line, winning the Kentucky Derby. And last Saturday, at Belmont Park, Jane du Pont Lunger, 76, cried in anguish when her 3-year-old filly, Go For Wand, snapped a foreleg in the stretch of the Breeders' Cup Distaff and was destroyed on the track.
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October 28, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 100 yards from the finish line at Belmont Park, roughly halfway between the horseshoe-shaped hedges that mark the grave sites of Ruffian and Timely Writer, racing lost another of its best Saturday. Go For Wand, said by many to be the next Ruffian, followed that great filly to a death in the call of duty. Timely Writer was destroyed after breaking down at the top of the stretch in the 1982 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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