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Kentucky (USA) by Overbrook Farm

What the Nation is saying about Clear Sailing...

Frankie Leal, stable foreman for California-based trainer John Shirreffs and the man who accompanied Arnold Zetcher’s New Orleans Ladies heroine Zardana to the Crescent City, was unsurprisingly all smiles Sunday morning outside his Brazilian-bred mare’s home-away-from-home in trainer Wally Dollase’s...Read More
$200,000 New Orleans Ladies Fillies & mares, 4-year-olds and up, 1 1/16 miles, inaugural running Jockey David Flores (Zardana, winner): “We had a picture-perfect trip. The strategy was simply to get her to relax and John (Shirreffs, trainer) said she would get the job done. The pace was perfect...Read More
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra got beat by John Shirreffs other filly Zardana in an absolute shocker in the New Orleans Ladies' Stakes.Read More
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  • amfuller · I don't think we will see RA at the AB. Even an 85% RA should have been what she was up against yesterday based on how she ran in 09. I think the best campaign won HOY in 09 not the best horse and now RA is paying for it. I am a Zenyatta fan, I just think what RA accomplished last year was great but she may never be the same horse again. I want RA and Z to match up when they feel RA is 100%. With Z yesterday, she go into traffic had to duck to the inside and still won going away and Mike never had to use the whip. Go Zenyatta! · 1495 days ago ·
  • Arrrgy · If RA bounces back and can put in a 1 mi. work in 1:39 in two weeks, come back with a good 5F work, why not run in the AB? · 1495 days ago ·
More than six months have passed since Calvin Borel last got that feeling -- whatever that feeling is a human being gets from sitting on the back of Rachel Alexandra during a horse race. If racing fans are itching to see Rachel, the 2009 Horse of the Year, make her first start since the Sept. 5 Wood...Read More
  • Arrrgy · Training, equipment change, Lack of works and lead switch problems say yes. If she was mine, she wouldn't run for another month. · 1497 days ago ·
  • kmb · Absolutely agree with Arrrgy. Steve A. has been saying RA wasn't fit, but JJ made the final call. JJ almost killed RA last year, and he expects her to bounce back without proper training after what she was put through with the grueling campaign she successfully handled as a 3yr old!!! Poor Rachel.. · 1495 days ago ·
It's sunny 64 degrees, with the Wind really blowing hard out of the north. Sustained 15-20 mph, with stonger gusts. Main track fast, turf good, with rail out 20 feet. Track played moderately in terms of time yesterday, and the same during morning work today. No biases on Friday's card. There's some ...Read More
The days are being crossed off the calendar with careful precision. Hopeful fingers turn the page to peek at the month of April and more specifically at the circled date. Circled many times as to highlight the magnitude of what will happen on April 9, 2010. We are only four weeks from an affair...Read More
Based on her unprecedented success as a 3-year-old filly last year, Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra has been installed as the prohibitive 1-5 morning line choice when she faces four female rivals in Fair Grounds’ inaugural running of the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies this Saturday in the super fil...Read More
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  • Arrrgy · CS will jump up another notch and may be enough to beat a tiring RA. She needs a low tide and a super fast track to help. · 1497 days ago ·
  • gardenesque1 · Clear Sailing is improving, versatile, 3 for 3 at FG, and she is capable of uncorking triple digit late pace figs. Has a fitness edge and will be finishing. That being said, any of Rachel's last 9 figs would get the job done. · 1497 days ago ·
Because of the length of each diary, the number of parts have been increased. Tentatively, Part 3 will cover March 10 thru March 22; Part 4 will encompass my trip to Dubai (March 23 to 29) and comments from people over there; and the final part will be covering the race live.Read More
Will Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoy clear sailing in Fair Grounds’ upcoming $200,000 New Orleans Ladies March 13 when she makes her first start of the 2010 racing season?   Not necessarily. Among those possible to challenge “Rachel” in the inaugural running of the 1 1/16-mile test for...Read More
An 11-race program will be run on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Pick six carryover of $918. There is a 40% chance of PM showers with a high temperature of 61. I’ll mix it up today and toss in a bonus free selection from the New Orleans oval. The opening race is a maiden claiming sprint for 3yo’s. #1 S...Read More
Veteran jockey Shane Sellers, lately surging as “The Comeback Kid” after being away from competition for four-and-a-half years, came from worst to first astride the appropriately-named Clear Sailing to win Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes by a neck to give Sellers a riding triple for the...Read More
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ War Echo, heroine of last year’s Grade III Silverbulletday Stakes in New Orleans before injury took her out of Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks consideration, looms as the solid 8-5 morning line choice for Saturday’s featured $60,000 Pelleteri Stakes for older fillies and mares at...Read More
A 10-race program will be run on Monday at the Fair Grounds. Mostly sunny skies are expected with a high temperature of 62. No Pick six carryover as it was hit on Sunday. Read More
Coteau Grove Farm’s Clear Sailing, away alertly and quickly in command, responded to clever rating throughout under veteran jockey Shane Sellers in Sunday’s $45,000 Fair Grounds feature for fillies and mares at a mile and 40 yards and drew off to tally by 8 3/4-lengths without urging by the rider. &...Read More
A 10-race program will be run on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Better weather is on the way with morning clouds giving way to afternoon sun. Temperature of 57 is expected. Turf races likely to be transferred once again. Pick six carryover of $5,233. Read More

Clear Sailing - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details05/23/10Clear Sailing2ndLaD51 mileTAlwOC 3+ FDancing PerfectClear SailingPretty Squall1:37.12
View DetailsView Video03/13/10Clear Sailing5thFG101 1/16 mDNew Orleans Ladies 3+ FZardanaRachel AlexandraUnforgotten1:43.55
View DetailsView Video02/13/10Clear Sailing1stFG91 1/16 mDPelleteri 4+ FClear SailingFighter WingWar Echo1:46.06
View DetailsView Video01/17/10Clear Sailing1stFG91 70yDAllow 4+ MClear SailingJust Plain WayneArrested Silver1:42.69
View DetailsView Video12/28/09Clear Sailing1stFG76 fDMSW 3+ MClear SailingCheer UpOctavia1:11.04
View DetailsView Video06/13/08Clear Sailing3rdCD45 fDMSW 2 FOcean ColorsJehanClear Sailing0:57.08