08/25/2014 2:21PM

Demonstrative wins Turf Writers; Makari euthanized


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Trainer Richard Valentine and the connections of Demonstrative had every reason to celebrate after their veteran hurdler outfinished Barnstorming to win Saratoga’s Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup for the second time in the last three years. But there was little joy in the winner’s circle on Monday after Makari suffered a fatal injury when falling over the final jump in the grueling 2 3/8-mile event.