“A.P. Indy was something fun to watch, and not just because he was winning. His distinctive running style in which his head jutted forward and bobbed up and down carried him to wins in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), and San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) in addition to the Belmont.” - David Schmitz, BloodHorse, May 27 2006
“But there are some things the passage of a couple of decades can't alter. The distinctive white striped face still bows low with every stride, the same way it rhythmically bobbed its way between rivals coming off the final turn at Gulfstream Park on Halloween in 1992, powerfully pulling himself and jockey Eddie Delahoussaye to the front.” - Alicia Wincze Hughes, BloodHorse, Oct. 25 2015
"I've worked with him for close to 15 years, give or take. He's just a really nice horse; really gentle. He's so easy to get along with—all you have to do is tap him on the leg and he knows what to do. Maybe when he was on the track he was a different story, but ever since I've known him, he's only been gentle.” - A.P. Indy’s groom Asa Haley, BloodHorse, Jan. 8 2019 “Legends can’t die, if they only exist in the realms of myth. But nor do stallions tend to live long enough to preside over the flowering of their influence through great-grandsons at stud. A.P. Indy, however, can be celebrated not just as the cherished creature who still lights up human lives–from Asa Haley, who has faithfully tended him daily for 15 years; to those of us privileged to crown a visit to the farm with a single, fleeting audience–but also as the fount of a vital genetic legacy.” - Chris McGrath, Thoroughbred Daily News, March 29 2019
“This guy bites on me every day,” he said. “This is pretty typical for me and him, to get bit on all day, but it's not a mean bite, it's a play bite. He just holds on to me like a pacifier.” - A.P. Indy’s groom Asa Haley, Paulick Report, April 4 2019
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