Multiple graded-stakes winner Tuscan Evening has collapsed and
died of an apparent heart attack at Del Mar.
The 5-year-old mare had just finished working six furlongs on
the turf course when she collapsed Sunday morning.
Tuscan Evening was being prepared to run in the $750,000 Beverly
D. Handicap at Arlington Park near Chicago on Aug. 21. She had won
the Modesty Handicap on the turf at Arlington in her most recent
She came to the United States from Europe in 2008 and was
trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She had 12 wins in 16 starts and
earnings of more than $1.1 million.