08/19/2010 3:38PM

CALDER: Sad ending


A wierd day of racing ended on a sad note when Busaco collapsed nearing the finish line and had to be humanely destroyed. Fortunately leading rider Luis Saez walked away unscathed.  The finale was won by 7-1 Well Tanned Prez with the odds on Knuckles Coooper never a factor and Witch King having a very rough trip under ten pound apprentice Jose Alvarez.  

The completed a card which had one three horse field and several tough to figure results. No apparent bias on the main track with two of the six dirt winners coming on the front end, the 20-1 For Carole and 1-5 The Braveheart.

Back for 11 tomorrow with the new format of 11 races on Friday and 12 Saturday instead of the previous lineup of 10 Friday and 13 on Saturday.