OHIO STALLION INDY WIND SIRES GRADE 2 $175,0000 WINNER IN CANADA
Indy Wind, who stands at Robin Murphy’s Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, sired Starship Jubilee who captured the $175,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine on May 27. In doing so, Starship Jubilee defeated two Canadian Horses of the Year – Caren and Catch a Glimpse.
Making her first start away from her base at Gulfstream Park, the 4-year-old Indy Wind filly was at the back of the pacesetters in the one-mile event. Caren held a clear advantage into the final turn after Catch a Glimpse dropped back quickly while bleeding for the first time in her career. With the Horse of the Year showdown now ended, Starship Jubilee, who stumbled at the start, responded to her cue from jockey Eurica Rosa Da Silva and accelerated with every stride to blow past the leader to impressively win by a widening 2 ½ lengths.
Trained by Kevin Attard, who co-owns her with Soli Mehta Attard he stated after the race, “I know we were an underdog , but I was confident going into it. She’s been perfect at the mile distance for us, so it made sense to try this spot. I just hope Catch a Glimpse is OK.” The win in the Grade 2 Nassau improved Starship Jubilee to a record of 7 wins from 13 starts with $204,839 in earnings.
Indy Wind is a horse who got better with age and proved his soundness. Unraced at 2 he went 2 for 2 as a 3-year-old and won 5 stakes races through his next three seasons with 4 stakes-placings with earnings of $392,900. In a racing rarity, he was raised, owned and trained by Amy Tarrant of Hardacre Farm. Jeff Garen manages the facility and is glad Indy Wind has found a home at Poplar Creek. “ He originally stood in Florida and we couldn’t be happier he is with Robin. She loves all of her horses just like we do.”
Indy Wind brings some strong bloodlines to the Ohio Program. He is a son of A.P. Indy, sire of champions Mineshaft, Bernardini, Rags To Riches, Festival Of Light, Eye Of The Leopard, Marchfield Tempera, Serenading and numerous Grade 1 winners. A.P. Indy, a son of Seattle Slew has become a major influence in North American thoroughbred breeding. Indy Wind’s female family is legendary. His second dam is Late Bloomer, Champion Older Female ($512,040) and his third dam is Broodmare of the Year Dunce Cap II.