A.P. Indy (KY)

A Grade 1 winner as a 2-year-old, A.P. Indy went on to win three Grade 1 races at age 3 — the Santa Anita Derby, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup Classic —  en route to Horse of the Year honors in 1992.

A.P. Indy (Eddie Delahoussaye up) winning the 1992 Belmont Stakes (Bob Coglianese/Museum Collection)
Inducted

2000

Foaled

1989

Sire

Seattle Slew

Dam

Weekend Surprise

Damsire

Secretariat

Breeder

William S. Farish III
William Kilroy

Owner

Tomonori Tsurumaki
William S. Farish III
William Kilroy
Harold Goodman

Trainer

Neil D. Drysdale

Career

1991-1992

Earnings

$2,979,815

Racing Record

11

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1991 4 3 0 0 $357255 $357,255
1992 7 5 0 1 $2622560 $2,622,560

Biography

A Grade 1 winner as a 2-year-old, A.P. Indy won three Grade 1 races at age 3 — the Santa Anita Derby, Belmont Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic —  en route to Horse of the Year honors in 1992.

A son of Seattle Slew out of the Secretariat mare Weekend Surprise, A.P. Indy was bred in Kentucky at Lane’s End Farm by William S. Farish III and William Kilroy. He was the top priced yearling of 1990, selling for $2.9 million. Campaigned by Tomonori Tsurumaki and later by Farish, Kilroy, and Harold Goodman, A.P. Indy arrived at the races in 1991. Trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale, A.P. Indy broke his maiden in his second career start at Santa Anita. He added an allowance win at Bay Meadows that year and won the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity to conclude his juvenile season with a record of 3-0-0 from four starts and earnings of $357,255.

As a 3-year-old, A.P. Indy extended his win streak to seven. He won the San Rafael Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Peter Pan Stakes, and Belmont Stakes before finishing fifth in the Molson Export Million Stakes at Woodbine. A.P. Indy then finished third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup before winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park to lock up Horse of the Year and Champion 3-Year-Old Male honors.

Retired after the Breeders’ Cup Classic, A.P. Indy finished his career with a record of 8-0-1 from 11 starts and earnings of $2,979,815.

A.P. Indy became an outstanding stallion following his racing career, siring 88 stakes winners, including 12 champions. Standing at Lane’s End in Kentucky, A.P. Indy sired, among others, Horse of the Year Mineshaft, champion Bernardini, and Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches, as well as Honor Code, Take Charge Indy, Pulpit, Malibu Moon, and Dreaming of Julia, among others.

A two-time leading sire in North America (2003, 2006), A.P. Indy was pensioned in 2011. He died in 2020 at the age of 30. 

Achievements

Eclipse Award Horse of the Year — 1992
Eclipse Award Champion 3-Year-Old Male — 1992

Triple Crown Highlights

Won the Belmont Stakes — 1992

Breeders’ Cup Highlights

Won the Classic — 1992

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