Korea Racing Authority purchases Take Charge Indy
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Florida Derby (G1) winner & millionaire Take Charge Indy has been purchased by Korea Racing Authority (KRA) and will stand stud in South Korea in 2017.

“Selling Take Charge Indy was one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make in my time as a syndicate manager, but, ultimately, we have to blend the passion we have for our horses with business principles for our shareholders. Sometimes, difficult decisions like this arise for that philosophy. The KRA has had strong interest in the horse, and they simply made an offer that was too good to turn down,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Take Charge Indy is a great-looking son of A.P. Indy, and he’s been given a terrific shot, with three large WinStar crops in the pipeline. We wish the KRA the best of luck with him, and the good news is we have the option to bring him back to America in the future.”

Take Charge Indy stood the last three seasons at WinStar where he bred an average of 133 mares per year. His first crop of yearlings was led in 2016 by colts selling up to $180,000 and fillies selling up to $170,000. 

The 7-year-old A.P. Indy stallion will enter quarantine before shipping to South Korea to take up residence at his new home of Jeju Stud Farm. The deal for Take Charge Indy does include an option for WinStar to buy back the stallion in the future.

A graded stakes performer at two on the track, Take Charge Indy captured his biggest win in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream as a 3-year-old. He went on to capture the Alysheba S. (G2) at Churchill as a 4-year-old, before retiring with earnings of $1,103,496.

Out of 2013 Broodmare of the Year and Grade 1-winning race mare Take Charge Lady, the regally-bred Take Charge Indy is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Will Take Charge, and is closely related to Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Take Charge Brandi.
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