05/24/2014 6:11PM

Nikki's Sandcastle changes tactics to take Hanshin Cup


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Nikki’s Sandcastle won one race from five starts in 2013 and had started his 2014 campaign, at age 7, losing his first four races. The losing, though, always appeared more a product of tough luck and poor circumstances than a sign of age-related decline, and Nikki’s Sandcastle’s breakthrough Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington was not especially surprising.