Summer Wind Farm's Ingot Way, whose son Skip Away was Horse of the Year in 1998, died the morning of March 27 after giving birth to an Awesome Again colt at Hagyard-Davidson- McGee equine clinic near Lexington. The colt was 5 1/2 weeks premature and died about 10 hours later.
"She was my favorite mare, so beautiful and special," said Karen Bailey, who owns Summer Wind Farm with her father, Frank Lyon Jr., and her mother, Jane. "She gave so much. The people at Hagyard did a great job trying to save the colt."
Summer Wind, located near Georgetown, Ky., bought Ingot Way for $310,000 at the 1996 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. She was in foal to Skip Trial (sire of Skip Away) and consigned by Lane's End Farm, agent.
Bred by Parkhurst Farm, Ingot Way (Diplomat Way--Ingot, by Iron Ruler) produced 13 named foals, including five for Summer Wind. Skip Away, who was bred by Anna Marie Barnhart, was champion three consecutive years and earned $9,616,360 for Carolyn Hine. He stands at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky.
Twenty-one-year-old Ingot Way and the colt were buried at Summer Wind.