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Remembering American Sailor and Beastie D

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Frisco Bash
Frisco Bash is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Thursday, April 15, 2021

AMERICAN SAILOR and BEASTIE D, both trained by Wayne Potts, were the ones unable to be saved and perished in the Barn 60 fire. It's absolutely critical to find out what caused the fire to avoid catastrophes like this. 


In their honor, we'd like to remember their achievements.


AMERICAN SAILOR was the son of CITY ZIP out of RESSHESAROCKET by YES IT'S TRUE.


He raced 45 times for owner Raj Jagnanan, achieving 15 wins, 9 seconds, and 3 thirds with lifetime earnings of $568,264.


He became a Grade 3 winner through the 2020 Troy Stakes, which he won by DQ decision over SHEKKY SHEBAZ and IMPRIMIS, two tremendously talented horses who he battled with in the stretch.


AMERICAN SAILOR's greatest effort arguably was his runner-up finish at Sam Houston's Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint Stakes, where he earned his highest speed figure of 111. He was 7-years-old at the time.


Approaching age 9, AMERICAN SAILOR still had plenty of run in him. As a thoroughbred-senior, just last week he turned in a bullet work of four furlongs in 47.21, the fastest of 314 works at that distance at Belmont Park! At age 9 he's still working out and delivering bullets!


Trainer Wayne Potts expressed his condolences for his horse on social media:


American Sailor was a part of my family and took my operation to a new level.  We were preparing for a 9yo campaign and he had been training fantastic.  This was a horse that owed me absolutely nothing. He was the pride and joy of my stable and was the horse that took me places in my career that I had only ever dreamed of going. Sailor was so loved by everyone that worked with and around him. He was one of the sweetest horses to be around in the stall, but when he stepped foot on the track- he was nothing but business.  He was family.


BEASTIE D was just a three year old in training. He is by VERRAZANO out of POINTLESS by CONCORD POINT. The chestnut colt was purchased by Dan Eubanks at the OBS Winter Sale for $15,000. He was bred by Epona Racing Stable & Dark Horse Racing Stable.


The young colt had been training up for his first start, working at Belmont Park. In the same social media post, Wayne Potts offered his condolences to his colt:


"Beastie D, a 3yo Verrazano colt was a recent purchase from the Sale in Ocala. While we didn't have him long, his presence was felt as he was an individual with an abundance of class and potential."

 

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