Take Control off Derby Trail
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Take Control

Take Control, the son of Horses of the Year A.P. IndyAzeri, will be sidelined for 60 days due to shin problems and will be pointed for a summer campaign, trainer Bob Baffert said Jan. 20.


Purchased at the Keeneland April 2-year-old sale for $1.9 million by Kaleem Shah, Take Control was impressive winning his career debut at Santa Anita Dec. 30, demonstrating an explosive turn of foot in the stretch despite racing very greenly.


“It’s better in the long run, because he is so immature and needs time to grow,” Baffert said. “He will be ready for summer Derbys and will be a great Travers horse. At least we know he can run. If these 3-year-olds show me one slight problem I will take them off the Derby trail quickly.”


Take Control was best known as being a $7.7 million buy back at the Keeneland September yearling sale.




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