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Will Take Charge to Skip Woodward, Headed to Gold Cup

Willis Horton’s champion Will Take Charge, who was second, beaten just a nose in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic as Santa Anita, is bypassing the Woodward and will await Belmont’s September 27 “Win and You’re In” Jockey Club Gold Cup … Continue reading

Lukas, Jerkens, Durkin Accept Red Jackets at Saratoga

Hall of Fame trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Friday in the second annual “Red Jacket” ceremony in the winners’ circle at Saratoga Race Course to unveil individual bronze … Continue reading

Durkin, Lukas, and Jerkens to Be Honored at Saratoga

The New York Racing Association will continue a new tradition at Saratoga on Friday when it honors Tom Durkin, Allen Jerkens, and D. Wayne Lukas in the second annual Red Jacket Ceremony. Each man will be presented with a red … Continue reading

Lukas: Will Take Charge to Wait for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Will Take Charge will sit out next weekend’s G1 Woodward Stakes and will instead point to the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 27. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas told the Daily Racing Form that he’s backed off the colt’s training … Continue reading

Power Clash Set for Whitney; Palace Malice Draws Post Five

From the beginning, the talent of Palace Malice looked unmistakable to trainer Todd Pletcher. Only the Dogwood Stable colt’s development and maturation took time. As a 3-year-old, Palace Malice ran exclusively with the very best, and when he was good … Continue reading

Sanford Exacta Could Meet Again in Hopeful

Big Trouble and Mr. Z, the top two finishers in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes, could meet again in the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful Stakes on September 1, closing day of the Saratoga meet. “I’ve got to be considering the … Continue reading

Will Take Charge ‘Ready’ for Whitney; Wicked Strong Jim Dandy-Bound

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Will Take Charge, the 2013 Champion 3-year-old, is on course to run August 2 in the historic Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles. Coming off … Continue reading

Will Take Charge Aiming for a Fresh Start at the Spa

The connections of Will Take Charge are hoping that the friendly surroundings of Saratoga will help their talented colt recharge and start a fresh second half of the racing season. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee found the Spa much to … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Headlines Debutante Nominations

Of the 23 2-year-old fillies nominated for Saturday’s 114th running of the $100,000-added Debutante at Churchill Downs, perhaps one of the most intriguing is Take Charge Brandi, an unraced daughter of Giant’s Causeway whose dam is a half-sister to 3-year-old … Continue reading

Will Take Charge, Stevens Pointed to Stephen Foster

Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge, Champion 3-Year-Old Male of 2013, posted a 1:12.20, six-furlong work Thursday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) on June 14. The … Continue reading

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