AP Indy - 1992 Horse Of The Year
AP Indy, who was voted North America's best 3-year-old colt earlier this week, stood at the brink of racing's ultimate honor tonight as the overwhelming favorite to be named Horse of the Year. The colt was back at the Lane's End Farm in Kentucky awaiting his new career as a stallion. But his owners had already converged on Los Angeles from as far away as Tokyo for the climactic moment at the Eclipse Awards dinner. And to racing people across the country, it was considered a sure bet that the name inside the sealed envelope would be AP Indy. AP Indy carries an imperial pedigree: son of Seattle Slew, grandson of Secretariat, both previous winners of the Horse of the Year award and many others. Tsurumaki named his colt AP Indy for a leisure park and auto-racing center he owns in Japan. The horse lived up to his notices by winning 8 of his 11 starts in two seasons of racing, including the Santa Anita Derby, the Belmont Stakes, the Peter Pan and the Breeders' Cup Classic. "He has been a courageous horse who did everything we asked," Farish said. "It would have been exciting to keep him racing. But he had nothing to prove to anybody."
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