Thursday, July 24, 2008
INDY WIND WILL PREP FOR ISELIN IN SATURDAY’S SKIP AWAY STAKES
Hardacre Farm’s Indy Wind, the 6-year-old son of A.P. Indy who has been a Monmouth favorite for four seasons now, will have another chance to get his first graded victory in the 73rd running of the $300,000 Iselin Stakes (G3) here on Aug. 16. But to get there, he’ll go in Saturday’s $70,000 Skip Away Stakes, the Iselin prep he won last year.
“We’ll keep going with him as long as he’s healthy,” said owner-trainer Amy Tarrant. “He’s feeling good, and this is his last year of racing, so he’ll keep on running.”
Graded success has eluded the horse, however. Last year, he ran third in the Grade 3 Salvator mile after winning the Frisk Me Now Stakes, and third in the Iselin after winning the Skip Away. This year, he again won the Frisk Me Now, but then ran fourth in the Salvator Mile.
“There has been some interest in him as a stallion,” Tarrant said, “and my goal for him has been to win a graded stakes before he retires.”
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