Grade I Winner Royal Indy Dies

A.P. Indy mare won the grade I Gazelle Handicap at Belmont.

Manuel Rosales and Ronald Tagliaferro’s Royal Indy died April 16, a day after foaling a Bellamy Road colt. The newborn has been placed on a nurse mare.

Royal Indy (A.P. Indy--On to Royalty, by On to Glory) was a grade I winner for breeder/owner Georgia E. Hoffman. Trained by Allen Jerkens, Royal Indy won the 1997 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. She was retired from racing the next year with a record of 5-2-4 from 17 starts and earnings of $267,805.

Royal Indy was sold at the 1999 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Hofmann’s Wycombe House Stud, Royal Indy was bought for $1.65 million by Reynolds Bell Jr., agent.

Royal Indy produced six foals, two of which have won. Her youngest offspring of racing age is a 2-year-old filly named Leyliux.