01/21/2016 11:30AM

Indy Wind relocating to Ohio


Indy Wind, a Grade 3-placed stakes winner, will relocate to Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio, for the 2016 breeding season and will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. The 14-year-old son of A.P. Indy previously stood for the same fee at Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.

Indy Wind is the sire of five crops of racing age, with 22 winners and progeny earnings of more than $1.9 million. His most successful runners include the stakes winner Pachanga Party; the stakes-placed A. P. Cino, Endurance, and Quick as a Bunny; and six additional six-figure earners.

On the racetrack, Indy Wind won eight of 22 starts for earnings of $392,900, highlighted by five stakes wins at Monmouth Park and The Meadowlands.

“We’re excited to bring a stakes-winning son of A.P. Indy to Ohio,” said William Francis, co-owner of Hand Ride Stables. “For the guy breeding to race, I don't think you could ask for a better race record to go along with a great pedigree and physical.”

Bred in Kentucky by Gaillardia LLC, Indy Wind is out of the unraced Kingmambo mare Zagora, whose six foals to race are all winners. He is from the family of U.S. champion Late Bloomer, Peruvian champion Vanessa Wins, Grade 1 winner Ends Well, Grade 2 winner Fred Astaire, and Grade 3 winner Philly Ace.

Indy Wind joins Suns Out Guns Out and Maimonides on the roster for Hand Ride Stables, which conducts its first season as a stallion operation in 2016.