A.P. Indy - Praise, by Mr. Prospector

bay, 1999, 16.2 hands
Entered Stud 2004

2018 Fee: $40,000
Stands and Nurses

Season Inquiries: Bernie Sams
(859) 987-2330 / (859) 233-4252

  • Son of A.P. Indy and sire of 6 millionaires
  • 15 SHs in 2017, incl. G1SW WEST COAST,
  • In 2016: 11 GSHs, 6 G1SH and 5 GSWs incl.
    AMI’S FLATTER & KOBE’S BACK           
  • 2017 yearlings sold up to $460,000; 2yos sold up to $600,000




Race Record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
3 4 3 0 0 $65,790
4 2 1 0 3(2) $82,845
Total: 6 4 0 3(2) $148,635

Graded Stakes Horse
Won 4 races, placed once in 6 starts



 14% Stakes Horses, Lifetime

2018 top runners include:

  • AEQUOR – 2nd Limehouse S.

2017 top runners include:

  • WEST COAST – 1st Travers Stakes – G1, 1st Pennsylvania Derby -G1, 1st Los Alamitos Derby -G3, 1st Easy Goer S., 2nd Stonestreet Lexington S. -G3, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Classic -G1
  • FLATLINED – 1st Ft. Lauderdale S. -G2, 1st Cliff Guilliams H., 2nd Tourist Mile S.
  • FAVORABLE OUTCOME – 1st Swale S. -G2, 3rd Malibu S. -G1
  • SWEET SANDY – 1st William M. Backer S.
  • SHEER FLATTER – 3rd Robert B. Lewis S. -G3
  • PETROV – 2nd Southwest S. -G3, 2nd Smarty Jones S., 3rd Gallant Bob S. -G3
  • STAINLESS – 2nd JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S. -G3, 3rd Schuylerville S. -G3
  • YOUR LOVE – 2nd Safely Kept S.
  • AMI’S FLATTER – 2nd Challenger S.
  • KOBE’S BACK – 3rd San Carlos S. – G2

2017 Sales include:

  • $600,000 colt at OBS March to Xavier International Bloodstock, agent
  • $460,000 colt at Keeneland September to West Point Thoroughbreds
  • $410,000 filly at OBS March to Dennis O’Neill
  • $360,000 filly at OBS April to Larry Zap, agent for Joseph Ciaglia
  • $350,000 filly at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga to Mike Ryan, agent
  • $340,000 colt at Keeneland September to Ben Glass, agent

In 2016: 10 SW and 5 GSW incl.

  • TARIS – won Humana Distaff -G1, La Canada S.-G2, 2nd Santa Margarita S.-G1
  • PAOLA QUEEN – won Test S. -G1, 2nd Gulfstream Park Oaks – G2

2016 Sales include:

  • $1,700,000 broodmare prospect, Paola Queen, at Keeneland November breeding stock sale to SF Bloodstock
  • Yearlings sold up to $425,000 
  • 2yo sold up to $375,000

In 2015: 16 Stakes Horses, 6 GRADED incl.

  • UPSTART – won Holy Bull S.-G2, Razorback H. -G3, 2nd Florida Derby-G1, 2nd Fountain of Youth S.-G2, 3rd William Hill Haskell Inv. S.-G1, 3rd Metropoltan H. -G1.

2015 Sales Results:

  • Yearlings Sold up to $550,000
  • 2YO sold up to $550,000

Top Runners, Lifetime

FLAT OUT $3,645,383, TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational S-G1, twice, Cigar Mile H-G1, etc.
UPSTART $1,732,780, Holy Bull S-G2, Razorback S.-G3, Funny Cide S., 2nd Champagne S.-G1, Fountain of Youth S.-G2, Florida Derby-G1, 3rd Breeders’ Cup Juvenile -G1, Haskell -G1, Whitney -G1.
TARIS $1,086,260, won Humana Distaff -G1, Lexus Raven Run S-G2, La Canada S.-G2, Rancho Bernardo H.-G3, Go For Wand H.-G3, Wide Country S, 2nd Santa Margarita S.-G1.
WEST COAST  $993,800, won Travers S. -G1, 1st Los Alamitos Derby -G3, 1st Easy Goer S.; 2nd Stonestreet Lexington S. -G3
PAOLA QUEEN – won Test S. -G1, 2nd Gulfstream Park Oaks – G2
KOBE’S BACK $1,836,250, San Carlos S.-G2, Palos Verdes S.-G2, San Vicente S-G2, Willard L. Proctor Memorial S, 3rd Churchill Downs S. -G2, 3rd Triple Bend -G1, 3rd San Carlos S. -G2.
LUCY’S BOB BOY $1,024,891, Wild and Wonderful S, etc., to 5, 2014.
TAR HEEL MOM $832,892, Distaff H-G2, Honorable Miss H-G2, Sugar Swirl S-G3, etc.
APART $735,360, Super Derby-G2, Ack Ack H-G3, etc.
CLASSIC POINT $685,794, Go For Wand S.-G3, Punkin Pie S, etc., to 5, 2014.

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