Dam Of Maximum Security Sells To Summer Wind Farm For $1.85 Million At Keeneland November Sale

The first hour of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was highlighted by the sale of Lil Indy, the dam of leading 3-year-old Maximum Security, who went  to Summer Wind Farm for $1.85 million.

The seven-figure transaction came in stark contrast to Lil Indy’s time in the ring at last year’s Keeneland November sale, when she sold deep in the catalog to Korean interests for just $11,000. At the time, she was a cull from the broodmare band of Gary and Mary West who had some winners on her produce record, but nothing for black type.

Fast-forward to November 2019 and Lil Indy’s produce record had seen the bump of a lifetime when West-homebred Maximum Security won the Grade 1 Florida Derby and Haskell Invitational Stakes, then beat older competition in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap. Sandwiched in between those efforts was his infamous Kentucky Derby effort where he crossed the wire first, but a less-than-straight path through the final turn and early stretch got him disqualified to 17th.

The 12-year-old Anasheed mare was still in Korea when Maximum Security racked up his Florida Derby score, and she had a full-sister to Maximum Security by New Year’s Day while she was there. Lil Indy was purchased privately by SF Bloodstock and brought back to the U.S. before the Kentucky Derby, and she was bred to Quality Road for the 2020 breeding season.

When the mare reached the Keeneland ring again as Hip 13, the bidding came down to Jane Lyon’s Summer Wind Farm and Larry Best of OXO Equine. The latter had recently purchased Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, the most expensive offering of the previous day’s Fasig-Tipton November sale, for $5 million to expand his fledgling broodmare program.

When the hammer fell on Wednesday, the ticket went to Lyon.

“I was really happy before Mr. Best got involved,” Lyon joked about the bidding war. “Knowing what a great guy he is, I appreciate him quitting when he did. [Lil Indy] has obviously produced a superb 3-year-old, and hopefully she can do it some more.”

Lyon said there were no immediate plans for Lil Indy’s next mating. In addition to being the dam of a Grade 1 winner, Lil Indy is out of the stakes-winning Cresta Rider mare Cresta Lil, making her a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Flat Out and stakes winner Our Best Man.

“Every one of my advisors were very excited about this mare, and they put her at the top of my list,” she said.

Quality Road is a resident Lane’s End, which also consigned Lil Indy as agent.

“It was such a strong market yesterday, but I thought she did really well,” said Bill Farish of Lane’s End. “We had her right about in that range.”

Lil Indy was followed through the ring by her Korean-born weanling New Year’s Day filly, who joined her dam on the trip back from Korea.

The bay filly, offered as Hip 14, finished under her reserve with a final bid of $190,000. Lane’s End also consigned her, as agent.

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