Jump to: navigation, search

Sailor (horse)

Sire Eight Thirty
Dam Flota
Grandsire Pilate
Damsire Jack High
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1952
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Brookmeade Stable
Owner Isabel Dodge Sloane
Trainer Preston M. Burch
Record 21: 12-3-1
Earnings $321,075
Sailor is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Flota by Eight Thirty. He was born around 1952 in the United States, and was bred by Brookmeade Stable.
Major wins
Pimlico Special (1955)
Roamer Handicap (1955)
Toboggan Handicap (1955)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1955)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1956)
John B. Campbell Handicap (1956)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Sailor (foaled 1952 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred and raced by heiress Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable, he was out of the Brookmeade mare Flota and sired by U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee, Eight Thirty.

Sailor was conditioned for racing by Hall of Fame trainer, Preston Burch. As a three-year-old in 1955, the colt did not run in any of the U.S. Triple Crown races. However, under regular rider Hedley Woodhouse he won four major races that year including the prestigious Pimlico Special at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. At age four he began the year competing in Florida where he won the Gulfstream Park Handicap then back at Pimlico Race Course he captured the John B. Campbell Handicap, at the time a race of national importance.

As a sire

Retired to stud duty at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, sailor sired a number of stakes winners, notably the outstanding Hall of Fame filly, Bowl of Flowers, Travers Stakes winner, Crewman, and 1964 American Champion Sprint Horse, Ahoy.



Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...