Lil Indy (Anasheed–Cresta, by Cresta Rider), the dam of champion Maximum Security (New Year's Day), died Saturday night while foaling a filly by Curlin, Summer Wind Farm's Jane Lyon reported in a Facebook post.
“It is with deep sadness I have to announce the passing of Lil Indy, the dam of Maximum Security. She died foaling a beautiful Curlin filly Saturday evening,” Lyon said. “While she graced Summer Wind Farm for a far too short time, she captured our hearts with her sweet demeanor and beautiful spirit. She will always remain in our hearts. Godspeed Lil Indy, you were loved here.”
Just a $2,200 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky purchase who won twice in 19 starts on the track, Lil Indy became a household name when Maximum Security put together a championship season as a sophomore in 2019, a campaign that also famously featured his disqualification from first in the GI Kentucky Derby. Bought for $11,000 at Keeneland November the previous year, she summoned $1.85 million from Lyon's Summer Wind Equine at the same sale in 2019.
Lil Indy's remaining produce is an unraced 3-year-old Flashback colt named Stand Proud, an unnamed juvenile full-sister to Maximum Security who sold to Four Star Sales for $65,000 this year at Keeneland January, a yearling Quality Road colt named Qualified and the Curlin filly born Saturday night.