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A.P. Indy - Preach
1994 - 2012
Pulpit (A.P. Indy - Preach, by Mr. Prospector) died in his paddock at Claiborne Farm yesterday.
The 18-year-old stallion had shown no signs of ill health in the weeks and days prior to his death. “We are all shocked and very sad,” said farm manager Bradley Purcell. “Pulpit has meant so much to Claiborne Farm, first as a racehorse and later as a stallion. Thankfully, we know his legacy will continue on through his sons and daughters.”
Bred and raced by Claiborne, Pulpit captured the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes and Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes in 1997. He entered stud at his birthplace in 1998 and sired 11 US Grade 1 winners including successful sires Tapit and Sky Mesa. He has 38 Graded stakes winners, 63 stakes winners, and over 100 stakes horses to his credit including Corinthian, Essence of Dubai, Purge, Pyro and Hansen to mention but a few.
This year, Pulpit has been represented by Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes hero Power Broker and recent winner of the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes, Sign.
Pulpit will be buried at Claiborne Farm.
Extracts from Claiborne Farm