Saturday, June 14, 2008

Auschwitz Heir William Farish Commissions a Statue

Also see: "Florida: Farish Family (Aushwitz Heirs) Inn Named to National Register of Historic Places"

Karen Kasper and the small version of her A.P. Indy sculpture

Inside Track: Tribute to a Champion
Photo: courtesy of Karen Kasper
By Claire Novak
June 10, 2008

In the back of the courtyard at the Lane’s End stallion barn, a new equine figure has been given permanent residence. It is a life-sized bronze of the farm’s greatest stallion, A.P. Indy, commissioned by co-breeder William S. Farish.

Sixteen years ago, the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) results issue of The Blood-Horse featured a cover shot of A.P. Indy in full stride as he bested 10 others under jockey Eddie Delahoussaye for trainer Neil Drysdale. The statue features the respected Thoroughbred in another pose—a stance exhibiting his conformation, reflecting his remarkable career as a stallion—as crafted by Lexington sculptress Karen Kasper. ...