08/31/2008 11:00PM

California State Fair: Tribesman triumphs


Tribesman ($4.40), in his first start since May 16, blasted to the lead and scored a 4 1/2-length victory in the $76,000 California State Fair Sprint at Cal Expo.

Tribesman's final time of 1:07.61 for six furlongs was .01 of a second off Passing Game's track record set in 1993, when timing was done by fifths of seconds.

Tribesman was ridden by Russell Baze for trainer Roger Hansen. Jack Hes Tops checked when he ran up on heels at the quarter pole but finished strongly to edge Victory Kid by a nose for second.- Chuck Dybdal