A filly by Take Charge Indy fetched $510,000 from Jeff Mackor, agent for Gus King, during the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training on Tuesday, May 23. The filly, who breezed a fast eighth in :10 flat at the under track preview, was consigned by De Meric Sales, agent, and was bred in Kentucky by Frankfort Park Farm.
Produced from the stakes-placed Songandaprayer mare Perfect Paula, the dark bay or brown filly is a full sister to graded stakes winner Take Charge Paula, an earner of $451,700 during her racing career, and a half-sister to stakes-placed Senna. Take Charge Indy has also been represented by 2-year-olds that have sold for up to $410,000, $170,000, and $110,000 this year.
A regally-bred son of Hall of Fame Champion and top sire of sires A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner, Graded stakes producer, and Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, Take Charge Indy was a Grade 1-winning millionaire who was a graded stakes performer from ages two to four. At three, he captured the Florida Derby (G1) and finished second to older horses in the Clark H. (G1), and the following season he won the Alysheba S. (G2) at Churchill Downs.
As a sire, Take Charge Indy was the No. 1 Third-Crop Sire of 2019 by earnings, black type winners, and Grade 1 stakes horses, led by Long Range Toddy, winner of the Rebel S. (G2). He was also the No. 1 Second-Crop Sire of 2018 by stakes wins with 10, led by Noble Indy, winner of the Louisiana Derby.