07/05/2006 11:00PM

Lincoln track report


Hez Comin Thru scored his fourth straight victory at the Nebraska State Fair Park in Lincoln this season to put the exclamation point on a long holiday weekend.

Sunday's featured State Fair Futurity for Nebraska-breds, won by You and I Are Wild ($29.20) under Armando Martinez, was marred by a pair of spills in the stretch in separate incidents.

You and I Are Wild gained the advantage in upper stretch as even-money favorite Touchonemore broke down. Martinez was outside the stricken horse and avoided the incident, then held on to win by a head over Bali Dancer with Bumper Bob a nose back in third.

Touchonemore was euthanized on the track. Rider R.D. Williams avoided serious injury despite being thrown onto the inner rail as the horse fell.

Terry McGee was less fortunate when his mount, Plaer's Trump, rallied with an apparent winning bid before propping in deep stretch. Plaer's Trump, a Herb Riecken-trained filly, had rallied up the inside to reach the winner when she put herself in very tight quarters along the rail and McGee was thrown, possibly pulling the filly down over top of him, less than 30 yards from the wire. The 62-year-old McGee, one of the oldest active jockeys in America, sustained a broken shoulder blade and will be out several weeks.

* Hez Comin Thru, trained by Dan Coughlin, won Tuesday's final race of the weekend, the featured $17,938 State Fair Board Handicap.

With Dennis Collins aboard, Hez Comin Thru ($7.40) led a tightly bunched field throughout a mile and 70 yards to score by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:42.20. High Fleet, never more than 2 1/2 lengths back, checked in second while the slightly favored Frogman Henry was another length back in third.

Leading trainer David Anderson cemented his lead in the standings by saddling five winners on Tuesday's nine-race card.

* Horsemen are reminded that the stakes races at Horsemen's Park, which runs July 20-23, close this Sunday. Four Nebraska-bred races are offered, plus the $40,000 Queens Handicap for fillies and mares on July 22, and the $100,000 Omaha Stakes for older horses on July 23. All stakes races are at one mile.