Equiade Presents In The Stud: Will Take Charge, First Crop Weanlings Of 2016

by | 11.14.2016 | 8:01am
Will Take Charge at Three Chimneys

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky.

The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop reach the racetrack.

This week's spotlight stallion is Will Take Charge, a 6-year-old son of Unbridled's Song that stands at Three Chimneys Farm. Will Take Charge's first crop are weanlings of 2016.

Will Take Charge began his career at Saratoga, finishing fifth in his career debut. He broke his maiden in his next start, a seven-furlong maiden special weight contest at Keeneland. He went on to make two more starts that season, both in stakes races, with his best finish coming with a second-place finish in the Springboard Mile at Remington Park.

Will Take Charge developed into a top 3-year-old the following season. He started off his year at Oaklawn Park, capturing both the G3 Smarty Jones Stakes and G2 Rebel at Oaklawn Park. The flashy chestnut became one of the few of his class to compete in all three legs of the 2013 Triple Crown.

Will Take Charge really began to blossom later that summer, finishing a close second to Palace Malice in the G2 Jim Dandy before rattling off wins in the G1 Travers and G2 Pennsylvania Derby. The D. Wayne Lukas trainee made his next start against older horses in the G1 Breeders' Cup Classic, and was just edged out by Mucho Macho Man by a nose for the victory. He capped off his sophomore season with a win over Game On Dude in the G1 Clark Handicap. He earned an Eclipse Award as Champion 3-year-old Male that season.

Will Take Charge returned to the track as a 4-year-old, winning the G2 Oaklawn Handicap and finishing second in the G1 Donn, G1 Stephen Foster, and G1 Santa Anita Handicap.

Will Take Charge entered stud in 2015 at Three Chimneys Farm. His first crop are weanlings.

We hope you enjoy our new feature, and we would once again like to thank our friends at EquiSport Photos for the great video.

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