Indian Skimmer (horse)
|Breeder||Ashford Stud and Ronald J. Worswick|
|Owner||Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum|
|Indian Skimmer is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Nobilaire by Storm Bird. She was born around 1984 in the United States, and was bred by Ashford Stud and Ronald J. Worswick.|
Pretty Polly Stakes (GB) (1987)
Prix de Diane (1987)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on October 3, 2007|
Indian Skimmer (foaled 1984 in Kentucky) is a United Kingdom 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.