A. P. INDY w/BONUS FOOTAGE
It includes discussions with A.P. INDY's breeder William S. Farish, III, along with his wife, Sarah Sharp Farish, and his son William S. (Bill) Farish. Also interviewed are trainer Neil Drysdale, jockey Eddie Delahoussaye and veterinarian Greg Ferraro. Ferraro took on a key role when A.P. INDY was operated on as a two-year-old for an undescended testicle. Under most circumstances, that condition would have prompted a horse to be gelded. However, since A.P. INDY was the highest-priced yearling sold at auction in 1990 ($2.9 million), the decision was made to try and save the horse's reproductive career. Ferraro performed a successful surgery, setting the stage for a very memorable career. That decision proved very fruitful, as the wondrous son of SEATTLE SLEW went on to win eight of eleven starts and earn nearly $3 million.
His impact as a sire was unmatched for the better part of two decades, earning him the well-deserved distinction as one of the most influential stallions in the last 25 years. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2000.
In addition, the show also tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Farish family's establishment of Lane's End Farm, and chronicles its progression from a parcel of land less than 300 acres in 1979, to one more than ten times that size today. As a relative newcomer to the tradition of Bluegrass country's great farms, Lane's End began as a commercial operation with only three stallions in 1985. However, it is now viewed as one of the greatest farms in the history of the sport, housing some of the world's top stallions, while also serving as a leading consignor at the yearling sales, as well as breeding, racing and caring for some of the sport's legendary figures.
AS AN ADDED BONUS...An HRTV "Past the Stands" segment on A.P. INDY is added at the end of the main feature looking back at his racing and stallion career.
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