Will Take Charge

Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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Kim K Draws Off For Maiden-Breaking Score In Barretts Debutante

Making her second start after tiring in her career debut, Kim K became a stakes winner, easily capturing the $100,000 Barretts Debutante Saturday at Los Alamitos. A $330,000 April purchase by trainer Peter Miller for Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, the 2-year-old Will Take Charge filly battled inside 4-5 favorite Square Peggy and 19-10 second choice […]

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Half-Brother To Justify Stays With Gunthers After $1.75-Million Keeneland September Buyback

After going through the ring as one of the most anticipated offerings of this year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Hip 443, a half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, was kept by breeder Glennwood Farm after finishing under his reserve on Tuesday with a final bid of $1.75 million. The chestnut Will Take Charge colt is […]

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Derby Date Will Try To Live Up To His Name In Monday’s Hopeful

A field of eight 2-year-old colts hope to graduate and earn their first career Grade 1 victory in Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful at seven furlongs on the main track. Carded as Race 10, with a local post time of 5:38 p.m. ET, the 114th running of the Hopeful will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by […]

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Despite Slow Work, Lukas Sees Bright Future For Bravazo

Calumet Farm’s Grade 1 Travers-bound Bravazo was feeling fine following Wednesday morning’s breeze, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said. The son of Awesome Again worked a half-mile in 51.60 seconds over the Oklahoma training track. Lukas said the time wasn’t exactly what he had in mind, but the 82-year-old conditioner said he will […]

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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Final OBS June Session; Average Down, Gross Increases With Larger Catalog

Hip No. 742, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $360,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 […]

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$600,000 Uncle Mo Colt Tops Barretts Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training

A colt by champion juvenile Uncle Mo was the top-priced horse sold at the Barretts Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in training in Del Mar, Calif., on Wednesday, bringing a $600,000 bid from West Point Thoroughbreds. The sale topper was consigned by Eddie Woods, who purchased the colt at the 2017 Barretts August Select Yearling Sale […]

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Bloodlines: Take Charge Indy Comes Into His Own

March 24 was a smashing day for the A.P. Indy tribe, and it was most exceptional for the A.P. Indy son Take Charge Indy, a winner of the Grade 1 Florida Derby during his racing career who went to stud at WinStar Farm in Kentucky but who is now standing in Korea. The Pulpit set […]

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Orb Filly Goes Two Panels In :21 Flat To Lead Fasig-Tipton’s Gulfstream Breeze Show

A filly from the second crop of Kentucky Derby winner Orb sped a quarter in :21 flat to lead Monday’s breeze show at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale. Consigned by agent Tom McCrocklin as Hip 54, the filly is out of a Forestry half-sister to Creative Cause and Destin. Her second dam is the Grade 1 […]

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PR Special OBS March Sale: The Story Behind Million-Dollar Grad Instilled Regard

The two-day OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training kicks off Tuesday in Ocala, Fla., and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication for the sale. In this edition of the PR Special, Natalie Voss looks into the potential pitfalls of a class of bone drugs called bisphosphonates. Frank Mitchell turns his […]

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