Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Final Farewell to Indyanne



Graded stakes winner and beautiful filly Indyanne, who fractured a sesamoid in the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 27, was euthanized today, as reported in both Bloodhorse and Thoroughbred Times online.

I took this short video of Indyanne before she was shipped to her owner's farm in Kentucky. Although I thought she appeared comfortable and happy, it was hard not to feel a certain uneasiness, knowing how many things can go wrong following the type of injury she sustained. It was with great sadness that I learned of her death.

My sincere condolences go to her owner, John Sikura, trainer Greg Gilchrist, and all who knew and loved her.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace, you beautiful horse.

Nora said...

Nice video, Mary.

Rest well, Indyanne.

Sally said...

Lovely video, brought tears to my eyes.

Sharla said...

Very nice of you to share Mary. I sent to Erin who is really having a tough time with the loss.

Joyce said...

Thanks for this.

aliancia said...

Her death is truly a shame. One has to wonder, why the rush to get to Kentucky? She was injured only 2 and 1/2 weeks ago.

The Turk said...

Well done Mary. Rest in Peace Indyanne.

Tara said...

What a beautiful filly and a shame to lose her in this way. :(

RIP Indyanne.

Janosita said...

Why did they ship her? No wonder she got much worse. A horse only has her feet to balance on when being shipped and so bumped a bit this way and that. It was totally irresponsible and inhumane to subject a horse with a broken leg to shipping.

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