Take Charge Indy

Chilly In Charge ‘Improving Every Race,’ Earns Shot In West Virginia Derby

A couple of in-form 3-year-olds who have shown indications that longer distances may be to their liking could have a say in the outcome of the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Aug. 3 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The connections of Pennsylvania-bred Chilly in Charge believe the 3-year-old colt is coming into his […]

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‘Why Not Try?’: Trainers Guerrero, Vera Seek Haskell Invitational Upsets

The TVG.Com Haskell Invitational has generally been a favorite bettor’s haven through the years. Of the 51 runnings of Monmouth Park’s signature race, 25 have been won by favorites – a 49 percent clip. But there have been exceptions to that, and trainers Juan Carlos Guerrero and Miguel Vera are counting on the Saturday, July […]

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Everfast, Joevia Top Nominees To Indiana Derby

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby has drawn 41 nominations for the 25th running of Indiana’s richest horse race Saturday, July 13 at Indiana Grand. Of the horses nominated, a total of 10 three-year-olds competed in at least one of the Triple Crown races in 2019 leading into summer’s biggest sporting event in central Indiana. […]

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Pat Byrne Hoping Juvenile Indy Takes Charge Could Be His Next Big Horse

During the late 1990s, trainer Pat Byrne was at the height of his career as he guided the campaigns of Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner Awesome Again, multiple Grade I winner Favorite Trick and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) star Countess Diana. Now, more than 20 years later, Byrne is hoping Indy Takes Charge can […]

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Late-Running Everfast ‘Plenty Fit’ For Belmont; Bourbon War Back For More

Preakness Stakes runner-up Everfast flaunted speed and fitness in his final serious preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets when he covered five furlongs in 1:01 flat at Churchill Downs Monday morning. With exercise rider Faustino Aguilar at the helm, Everfast broke off from the half-mile pole and clocked […]

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Romans-Trained Everfast Boosts Preakness Cast To 13

Calumet Farm’s Everfast became a last-minute addition to Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, bringing the field for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown to 13 horses. Joel Rosario, winner of the 2013 Kentucky Derby (G1) on Orb and the 2014 Belmont Stakes (G1) on Tonalist, has the mount. “It’s a […]

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Bloodlines: Rebel Winners Both ‘Take Charge’ Of Derby Opportunity

Few mares are good enough to win the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland, which has been one of the nation’s premier races for decades, and those who can win it twice are extra special. Since Bornastar won the second and third runnings of the race in 1957-58, only three other mares have won a pair of […]

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Long Range Toddy Runs Down Improbable In First Rebel Division

Willis Horton’s homebred Long Range Toddy rebounded from a troubled third-place finish in the G3 Southwest to defeat 2-5 favorite Improbable by a half-length in this Saturday’s first division of the Rebel Stakes. Ridden by veteran Jon Court for trainer Steve Asmussen, the 3-year-old son of Take Charge Indy ran 1 1/16 miles over Oaklawn’s […]

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Distorted Humor Colt Fastest At OBS March Sale’s First Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 142, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent, sped a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The […]

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Split Time Charges Home To Capture Sunday’s Bay Ridge Stakes

Tic Stables’ Split Time capped her sophomore campaign in impressive fashion, rallying from last to gain command out of the final turn and outkicking a charging No Hayne No Gayne in deep stretch to capture the fifth running of the $100,000 Bay Ridge for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up in Sunday’s featured […]

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