Lil Indy, Dam Of Maximum Security, Dies At Age 14

Lil Indy, the dam of champion Maximum Security, died Saturday evening while foaling a Curlin filly, owner Jane Lyon of Summer Wind Farm announced Monday on social media.

“It is with deep sadness I have to announce the passing of Lil Indy, the dam of Maximum Security,” Lyon wrote in her post. “She died foaling a beautiful Curlin filly Saturday evening. While she graced Summer Wind Farm for a far too short time, she captured our hearts with her sweet demeanor and beautiful spirit. She will always remain in our hearts. Godspeed Lil Indy, you were loved here.”

The 14-year-old daughter of Anasheed died having her second foal for the Summer Wind operation, following a Quality Road colt born in 2020 named Qualified.

Lil Indy was purchased by Summer Wind Farm for $1.85 million at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, near the end of what would be Maximum Security’s championship 3-year-old campaign. A year earlier, at the same sale, she sold to Korean breeding interests for $11,000.

At the time she was sold to Korea, the mare had an unremarkable resume. She’d produced two winners from three runners for breeders Gary and Mary West, but none had earned any black type. The Wests had purchased Lil Indy, pregnant for the first time to Pioneerof the Nile, for $80,000 at the 2014 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Within a few months after the 2018 transaction and the mare’s export, West homebred Maximum Security, by New Year’s Day, was on top of his division with a win in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. He’d go on to win the G1 Haskell Stakes and Cigar Handicap, and the G3 Bold Ruler Handicap, during the remainder of his 3-year-old campaign, and he famously was disqualified from first to 17th for interference in that year’s Kentucky Derby.

Meanwhile, Lil Indy foaled out a full-sister to Maximum Security while she was in Korea, and the pair were brought back stateside to test the commercial waters after the success of the dam’s most famous foal.

It was an incredible turnaround for Lil Indy, who sold as a yearling for $2,200 at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling Sale. She raced on the east coast over the course of her 19 career starts, graduating in a Delaware Park maiden claiming race in her eighth start, and later taking a claiming race at Penn National.

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