Tuscan Evening collapses, dies at Del Mar

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

start.

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.

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