Indian Charlie, shown winning the 1998 Santa Anita Derby.

Indian Charlie, shown winning the 1998 Santa Anita Derby.

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Indian Charlie Relocated to Airdrie

Olin Gentry and Tom VanMeter, shareholders in freshman stallion Indian Charlie, have announced the relocation of the 7-year-old stallion to Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. Sixth on the leading first-crop list, Indian Charlie is represented by stakes winner Jazz Lady and the earners of more than $320,000. At the Keeneland September yearling sale, his 18 yearlings averaged $44,333.

Indian Charlie (In Excess--Soviet Sojourn, by Leo Castelli) won the 1998 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and ran third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He stood his first four years at Vinery in Central Kentucky for a fee of $10,000 and will stay at that fee for 2003.

"Indian Charlie is a dynamite young stallion with a great future," said Jones, who has bought an interest in Indian Charlie. "He is a magnificent physical specimen."

Indian Charlie is the second stallion to find a new home since Vinery announced the relocation of four of its stallions. Real Quiet, champion and dual classic winner, will stand the 2003 season at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky. No decision has been reached on the other two, Lord Carson and Sandpit.