Suffering an inoperable ruptured stomach, Indygo Shiner was euthanized on August 28. He was in Argentina at the time of his death. The announcement of Indygo Shiner’s death was reported by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms.
Indygo Shiner, 15, was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm – he was by famed A.P. Indy out of the Grade III winner Navarra, by El Gran Senor. His dam is the well bred full sister to Juddmonte broodmare Toussaud.
Winning the 2001 Grade IIIT Jefferson Cup was one of four victories for Indygo Shiner out of a total of 12 races. He career earnings from races was $444,066.
The stallion was going to stand the next breeding season in the Southern Hemisphere at Haras La Quebrada in Buenos Aires. During the times when he stood in the Northern Hemisphere, he was in residence at Hill 'N' Dale.
Tecla Shiner, Indy Point and Miss Match were among Indygo Shiner’s outstanding offspring.
John G. Sikura, president of Hill 'N' Dale Farms, said in his brief release:
We are all very sad to lose this promising sire and member of our stallion roster.
Overall, Indygo Shiner sired 19 stakes winners from 226 winners until his death. His progeny has thus far earned over $10.1 million.
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