Owner Willis Horton isn't in a hurry to make a deal for likely 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge , and hasn't signed stud contracts or partnership agreements for the chestnut son of Unbridled's Song, he said Dec. 19.
"I made my decision to go ahead and race him next year," Horton said. "Anyway, it's too late now for anybody to be interested as far as having him for breeding season goes. There's potential deals out there—now we've got people interested in maybe partnering for a joint deal while he's racing—but right now we're just going to enjoy him racing in 2014 unless the right one comes along."
The multiple grade I winner worked Dec. 18 for the first time since winning the Clark Handicap (gr. I) over seven-time grade I winning handicap horse Game On Dude at Churchill Downs Nov. 30. He clocked four furlongs for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in :49 2/5 at Oaklawn Park.
"It's going pretty good," Horton said of the blaze-faced colt's training in Arkansas. "Wayne said he was full of it, worked as good as he did before he won the Clark, if not better. He loves it there."