A.P.Indy : Race Horse
A.P. Indy is known both as a championship thoroughbred racehorse and an exceptional stud. Born in 1989 by Weekend Surprise (daughter of Secretariat) and sire Seattle Slew in Kentucky, his pedigree certainly contributed much to his excellent successes. In 1990 he was the most pricey yearling at $2.9 million.
A.P. Indy was bred by W.S. Kilroy and Will Farish and owned by Tomonori Tsurumaki, et. al. The dark bay colt was trained by Neil Drysdale, a Hall of Fame trainer. Racing only a few meets in his career, he was certainly a victor. At the age of two years, A.P. Indy was the winner of the Hollywood Futurity, a grade one stake. He became well-known for his distinctive style of running with his head pushed forward, bobbing up and down. A brilliantly consistent racer, A.P. Indy took the majority of his races as a three year old. Amongst his achievements at three years were victories at the Breeders' Cup Classic (grade 1 stake), Santa Anita Derby (grade 1 stake), Belmont Stakes, Peter Pan Stakes (grade 2 stake) and San Rafael Stakes (grade 2 stake). In the year 1992 he was recipient of the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. His career encompasses 11 starts with 8 wins and a total earning of $2,979,815. In 2000 A.P. Indy was inducted into the prestigious National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Following his racing career A.P. Indy became a highly successful thoroughbred stud horse at Lane's End Farm, where he sired significant numbers of championship steeds. During 2005 he fathered 16 stakes victors. Some of his offspring includes well-known thoroughbreds such as Mineshaft, Sweet Symphony, Congrats, Suave, Aptitude and Golden Missile. 2006 has seen him siring Bernardini, winner of the Preakness Stakes and the renowned A.P. Warrior. He was named the leading sire in North America during 2003. A.. Indy had an impressive racing career and continues to contribute to the thoroughbred horse racing industry.