Indian Apple Is, Canada’s champion female sprinter of 2010, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare.
“She had some muscle issues and wasn’t the same type of horse she was last year,” said Robert Tiller, who trained the 5-year-old Indian Charlie mare for breeder-owner Frank D. Di Giulio Jr. “She was a lovely mare for us.”
During her championship season Indian Apple Is (sounds like Indianapolis) won the Ontario Fashion Stakes at six furlongs and the Sweet Briar Too Stakes at seven furlongs and ran second in the Seaway Stakes (Can-III). In 2009 she captured the Ruling Angel Stakes.
Indian Apple Is started this year with a third-place finish in the Whimsical Stakes (Can-III). She ended her career with seven wins and seven placings from 20 starts and earnings of $531,760 while racing exclusively at Woodbine.
Domasca Bella and Domasca Dan, the respective dam and broodmare sire of Indian Apple Is, were stakes winners for Di Giulio and his father, Frank Sr. Both were trained by Tiller.
Indian Apple Is will be sent to Ron Clarkson's farm near Caledon, Ontario, Canada.