GULFSTREAM PARK, Hallandale, FL
|1||Take Charge Indy||Margin: 1||TrueNicks: A++||$600,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | A.P. Indy - Take Charge Lady, Dehere
Sire: A.P. Indy, Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Raced 2 years. 11 starts, 8 wins, $2,979,815. Lifetime: 374 yearlings sold, median $360,000.
Broodmare Sire: Dehere, Bay, 1991.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, ($80,000).
|2||Reveron||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: B+||$200,000|
Sire: Songandaprayer , Bay, 1998. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 3 wins, $380,480. Lifetime: 441 yearlings sold, median $35,000. In 2009: 1.73 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994.
Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale, $20,000.
|3||Union Rags||Margin: 1¾||TrueNicks: A||$100,000|
2009 | Bay Colt | Dixie Union - Tempo, Gone West
Sire: Dixie Union, Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Raced 2 years. 12 starts, 7 wins, $1,233,190. Lifetime: 451 yearlings sold, median $85,000.
Broodmare Sire: Gone West, Bay, 1984.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2011, $390,000.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2010 Select Yearling Sale, $145,000.
|1||Take Charge Indy||Calvin H. Borel||Patrick B. Byrne|
|2||Reveron||Elvis Trujillo||Agustin C. Bezara|
|3||Union Rags||Julien R. Leparoux||Michael R. Matz|
|4||El Padrino||Javier Castellano||Todd A. Pletcher|
|5||Neck 'n Neck||Edgar S. Prado||Ian R. Wilkes|
|6||Fort Loudon||Luis Jurado||Stanley I. Gold|
|7||News Pending||Rajiv Maragh||Dale L. Romans|
|8||Z Camelot||Joe Bravo||Dale L. Romans|
Take Charge Indy, six-length winner of the Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks Day, is to make his next start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 15 at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Pat Byrne.2 days ago
by John P. Sparkman
Despite admirable objective accomplishments, some very good sires like Dixie Union seem fated not to be fully appreciated within their lifetimes.
Eric Mitchell recaps the Kentucky Oaks, won by Princess of Sylmar, and the other stakes action on Oaks day.Friday, May 03, 2013
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Rumor, victorious in the Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 10, has been installed the 5-2 favorite in a field of nine fillies and mares entered in the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 4.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Owner Let's Go Stable announced Tuesday, April 16 that grade II winner El Padrino has been retired from racing.Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.Friday, April 12, 2013
Starlight Racing reports Shanghai Bobby sustained a pelvic stress fracture exiting the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.Friday, April 12, 2013
Grade I winner Grace Hall, seeking her first win of the 2013 campaign, will face six opponents in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 12 at Oaklawn Park as the 118-pound top weight.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer threatens to have grade I winners on both coasts April 6 as he ships Sahara Sky to Aqueduct Racetrack for the $400,000 Carter Handicap (gr. I).Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Stuart Janney III and Phipps Racing's Orb, winner of the March 30 Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I), leapfrogs Verrazano to top the April 1 NTRA 3-year-old poll.Monday, April 01, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the efforts of Orb and Revolutionary in the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races; the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby.Monday, April 01, 2013
Shug McGaughey made the trip to Payson Park March 31 to check on Orb, his Besilu Stables Florida Derby winner (gr. I) the preceding afternoon, reporting that the son of Malibu Moon was looking bright and feeling good.Sunday, March 31, 2013
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was waiting for Orb to take him to Louisville, and the Hall of Fame conditioner should be on his way with the colt's big win in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Flash back with me. Spring of 1962. The target everyone wants to hit, of course, is the Kentucky Derby--but in the meantime, as a stepping stone, the Florida Derby looms.Friday, March 29, 2013
If you missed the Live Blog, you can read the transcript.Friday, March 29, 2013
Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby.Friday, March 29, 2013
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Less than a year after Take Charge Indy first made his mark on the classic scene, his half brother Will Take Charge set forth his Derby credentials.
Handicapping the weekend's major prep races.Thursday, March 28, 2013
Handicapper Ed DeRosa from Brisnet.com joins Joel on the set this week to discuss the Florida Derby (gr. I) and the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). So, who's primed to run big? Watch it. Comment.Thursday, March 28, 2013
A year after Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake with a front-running score in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, he returns as one of the favorites in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A field of 10 has been entered for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park, although three horses are getting almost all of the attention: Itsmyluckyday, Shanghai Bobby, and Orb.Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Both colts will be among the favorites for the Santa Anita and Florida Derbys.Monday, March 25, 2013
Champion Shanghai Bobby breezed five furlongs at Palm Meadows Training Center on the morning of March 24 in final preparation for a scheduled start in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I).Sunday, March 24, 2013