Indian Skimmer (horse)
|Breeder||Ashford Stud and Ronald J. Worswick|
|Owner||Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Pretty Polly Stakes (GB) (1987)
Musidora Stakes (1987)
Prix Saint-Alary (1987)
Prix de Diane (1987)
Sun Chariot Stakes (1988)
Champion Stakes (1988)
Irish Champion Stakes (1988)
Prix d'Ispahan (1989)
Gordon Richards Stakes (1989)
|Last updated on October 3, 2007|
Indian Skimmer (foaled 1984 in Kentucky) is an American-bred British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. Bred by MIT graduate Ronald J. Worswick in partnership with Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky, the gray filly is out of the mare Nobilaire and sired by Storm Bird. Her grandsire was Northern Dancer, the top sire of the 20th Century and her damsire was Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, Vaguely Noble. She was named for the rare Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis), a bird.
Raced by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Indian Skimmer won important Group One races against the top fillies of the day, including a victory over the great Miesque in the 1987 Prix de Diane. In 1988 she beat some of the best colts in England, Ireland and France. Sent to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, she finished third to Great Communicator in that year's Breeders' Cup Turf.