Clearly Foxy will miss the rest of the 2008 racing season.

Clearly Foxy will miss the rest of the 2008 racing season.

Barbara Livingston

Clearly Foxy Sidelined With Ankle Injury

Clearly Foxy, the third-place finisher in the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park July 5, has been sidelined with a hind ankle injury and will not race again this year, according to Overbrook Farm racing manager Chris Young.

Young, while in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Aug. 14, said the injury was detected after the American Oaks, and the 3-year-old filly is now recuperating at Overbrook Farm in Kentucky. Just prior to the race, she was privately purchased by Overbrook from owner Charles LaLoggia.

Clearly Foxy, by 2002 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Volponi, was saddled by Mark Casse in the American Oaks and turned over to trainer Bobby Frankel after the race. Cleary Foxy was beaten less than two lengths by Pure Clan in the American Oaks.

Young said Cleary Foxy, who is out of the Pulpitmare Sermon, would return to the races next year.

“Surgery wasn’t required, and she should be out 60 to 90 days,” Young said. “We’ll look to next year and maybe start early with Polytrack, or wait until the turf races in the spring.”

Young said Clearly Foxy, who has three wins on the turf, including last year’s Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT)) at Woodbine, was recommended to Overbrook by Jerry Brown of Thoro-Graph based on the “sheet number” she received in an allowance race she won at Churchill Downs in May.

Trained by Casse for her seven starts thus far, Clearly Foxy has earnings of $240,266.