Paul Saylor has a big decision to make soon -- whether to sell his champion Fleet Indian later this year. The 6-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie is in foal to Storm Cat.
"I'm leaning toward selling her in November (in Kentucky) because I'm not in the broodmare business and it's never a bad thing to take money off the table in this game," Saylor said Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. "The other emotion, which is the stupid side of my brain, is how many chances am I going to have to own a Storm Cat foal out of a mare like Fleet Indian? I just don't know which way it's going to go yet, but she's probably going to be sold."
Fleet Indian, who was last year's champion older female, won 13 of 19 career races and earned $1,704,513. She captured six of her seven outings in 2006, including the Beldame (gr. I) and Personal Ensign (gr. I) Stakes. She was retired from competition after breaking down in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) last November.
"She hasn't been entered yet," said Saylor, adding that sale company officials had indicated to him a willingness to be lenient about the entry deadline. If he does decide to sell Fleet Indian, Saylor said he did not know if it would be at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale or the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.