Take Charge Indy to make 2013 debut February 9th in Grade 1 Donn Handicap
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
WinStar Farm's Take Charge Indy, winner of the year's Florida Derby (G1) and runner-up in the Clark H. (G1), will make his 2013 debut in the Feb. 9 Donn Handicap (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Pat Byrne recently slated Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez to ride the 1 1/8-mile contest for older horses.

WinStar Farm, who will campaign the colt in partnership with original owners Chuck and Maribeth Sandford, acquired the breeding rights for the 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy last summer, and will stand the colt at the completion of his racing career.

“We're extremely excited to bring back Take Charge Indy as a 4-year-old, and really look forward to big things to come,” said Byrne last month. “He is just now rounding back into top form, and we believe he can be a leading older horse in 2013. His Clark performance gives us a lot of confidence going forward, and he couldn't have bounced out of that race any better than he did. We'll go down to Palm Meadows (in south Florida) again for the winter and target him for the Donn.”

Take Charge Indy currently has career earnings of $821,824. He defeated Grade 1 winner Union Rags in the $1 million Florida Derby. Most recently, Take Charge Indy was second, beaten a length by multiple Grade 1 winning older horse Shackleford in the Clark H. at Churchill Downs.

By legendary sire of sires A.P. Indy, Kentucky-bred Take Charge Indy is out of three-time Grade 1 winner Take Charge Lady.
China Horse Club buys into G1 winner Daredevil

China Horse Club buys into G1 winner Daredevil

China Horse Club has acquired a minority interest in Grade 1 winner Daredevil, who’s set to make his 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Swale S. (G2) at Gulfstream...

[read more]

‘Brilliant’ Khozan targeting Florida Derby (G1) after Gulfstream win
Distorted Humor

‘Brilliant’ Khozan targeting Florida Derby (G1) after Gulfstream win

Distorted Humor’s Khozan has become the hottest 3-year-old on the Triple Crown trail in Florida, with two dominating victories...

[read more]

Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory
Congrats

Congrats filly kicks off 2015 with a victory

Pangburn’s 3-year-old debut Friday at Oaklawn Park was a smashing success, setting up the Congrats filly perfectly for a run at the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

[read more]

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt
Hold Me Back

Sharp Santa Anita MdSpWt score for Hold Me Back colt

Commute drew away in the Santa Anita stretch on Sunday to register a 2 ¼-length victory in a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight contest...

[read more]

Distorted Humor filly 'Rules' the Rampart (G3)
Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor filly 'Rules' the Rampart (G3)

House Rules remained undefeated in 2015 stakes races, with a confident 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Rampart S. (G3) at Gulfstream today...

[read more]

Bellamy Road filly steps up in Santa Anita’s Sweet Life S.
Bellamy Road

Bellamy Road filly steps up in Santa Anita’s Sweet Life S.

Making her first stakes start, She’s a Big Winner lived up to her name with a well-earned one-length victory in the $102,300 Sweet Life S. Saturday at Santa Anita Park...

[read more]

Second Graded SW of the day for Speightsown
Speightstown

Second Graded SW of the day for Speightsown

Sheikh Hamdan's Tamarkuz became the second Group winner of the day for Speightstown, when he charged to a four-length victory in the $200,000 Firebreak S. (G3)...

[read more]

New GSW for Artie Schiller
Artie Schiller

New GSW for Artie Schiller

Heavily-favored I Love It (Aus) became the newest Group stakes winner for Artie Schiller on Feb. 6, with a sterling victory in the $150,000 Bow Mistress Trophy (G3)...

[read more]

'Reynaldo' scores yet another Group win
Speightstown

'Reynaldo' scores yet another Group win

Grade 1 millionaire Reynaldothewizard remained undefeated on the dirt at Meydan, with a hard-fought victory in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint (G3) today in the UAE...

[read more]

Bright Town is SW #66 for Speightstown
Speightstown

Bright Town is SW #66 for Speightstown

Speightstown sired his fourth stakes winner of 2015 when Bright Town wired her field in the 6 1/2-furlong El Diario S. on Feb. 7...

[read more]