Talented sprinter A. P. Indian, winner of both the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt and G1 Forego in 2016, has been retired from racing, according to the Blood-Horse.
The 7-year-old gelding by Indian Charlie was forced to miss a chance at a title defense of the Vanderbilt when he was scratched from Saturday's running due to an ankle issue.
“He's always had some minor (ankle issues),” trainer Arnaud Delacour told the Blood-Horse. “It's getting a little bit difficult to manage right now. Even if the horse is technically sound, it would probably become performance limiting, so there is no other way.”
“To be competing at the grade 1 level, you need to be 100% (sound) and we did not feel that he was 100% the last time. The decision was pretty easy to make. He's a 7-year-old and it's only fair to retire him and find him a good home.”
A. P. Indian raced as a homebred for Green Lantern Stables. During his career he compiled a record of 11-6-1 from 20 starts and earnings of $1,477,434.
Delacour said he was hopeful that A. P. Indian, after some much-deserved R & R, could have a second career has a stable pony.
“It's probably too early to tell, but he's going to be sound enough to think about another career. We'd love to have him as a stable pony so we can keep him in the barn. He's such a neat little horse and he'd be perfect for that.”
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