Sailor's Cap, upset winner of the Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 14 at Belmont Park, collapsed and died in his stall in trainer J. J. Toner's barn at 4:30 a. m. EDT on June 17.
“He spiked a temperature during the day on Tuesday and simply collapsed
early in the morning,” Toner said. “We are all in complete shock over
this turn of events.”