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Take Charge Brandi Possible For Oaklawn’s Rebel Stakes

Champion Take Charge Brandi may take on the boys sooner rather than later as her connections mull a possible start in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 14. Owner Willis Horton told the Blood-Horse on Wednesday that the … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Posts Bullet Work In Preparation For Honeybee

Champion Take Charge Brandi posted a five-furlong bullet work (1:00.40) Saturday at Oaklawn, a major move in preparation for the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies March 7. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas breezed Take Charge Brandi … Continue reading

Honeybee Next for ‘Brandi’ on Road to Kentucky Oaks

Moments after Take Charge Brandi’s victory in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn, owner Willis Horton left the door open for his champion to challenge males in upcoming months. As expected, the 3-year-old filly’s Hall of Fame … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Back in Action With Martha Washington Win

Leading throughout, last year’s 2-year-old filly champion Take Charge Brandi held off a late bid by Sarah Sis to win her sophomore debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Indian Annie was a distant third. Breaking well … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Even Money on Martha Washington Morning Line

Take Charge Brandi is the even-money program favorite for the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes, but her odds figure to be lower when she makes her 2015 debut Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn. The Martha Washington, a mile race for 3-year-old fillies, … Continue reading

Jon Court Picks Up Mount on ‘Brandi’ for Martha Washington Stakes

Jon Court will ride Take Charge Brandi in the Martha Washington, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Thursday morning, because of commitments Victor Espinoza has in Southern California. Lukas said Espinoza, who rode Take Charge Brandi to victories … Continue reading

Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday … Continue reading

Newly Crowned Champion Take Charge Brandi Breezes at Oaklawn

Take Charge Brandi’s first full day as a champion was a work day. Preparing for her scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31 at Oaklawn, Take Charge Brandi worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.40 just after the … Continue reading

Mr. Z Aiming for Top Honors in Smarty Jones Stakes

Zayat Stables’ Mr. Z is a few feet from being a millionaire, yet the well-traveled son of Malibu Moon is still seeking his first career stakes victory. That could change Monday when Mr. Z runs in the $150,000 Smarty Jones … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Eyes Martha Washington Stakes for 2015 Debut

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas had planned to take his time with Take Charge Brandi, but the probable 2-year-old filly champion had other ideas. Lukas said Take Charge Brandi is now pointing for the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes … Continue reading