The following is an excerpt from the April 9, 2011 TDN tribute to A.P. Indy:
“Bred in partnership by William S. Farish and William
S. Kilroy, A.P. Indy was a handsome youngster, and the
emergence of his half-brother Summer Squall (Storm
Bird) as the 1990 GI Preakness S. hero enhanced his
pedigree by the time he was offered at Keeneland July
two months later. The bay duly topped that boutique
venue when selling to BBA Ireland for $2.9 million on
behalf of Tomonori Tsurumaki, and joined a rare group
of multi-million-dollar yearlings to earn back their
purchase price on the racetrack.
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Great from the Get-Go – By Lenny Shulman
“In the middle of the stallion complex at the Farish family’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky., looking over the walking paths where the studs are shown, a statue of A.P. Indy presides over the bustle of one of North America’s premier stallion operations. That the statue was erected long before the end of his stallion career, which was announced April 8, says all you need to know about A.P. Indy’s prominence at Lane’s End and to the Thoroughbred breed.
About the monument’s early installment, Bill Farish stated, “I think it was already clear what he was and what he was going to be. His place was already solidified.”