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    Will Take Charge on Track for Donn, Not Dubai

    Will Take Charge remains on course for his 2014 debut in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 9, but a start in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) is unlikely, owner Willis Horton says.

  • Will Take Charge ended the year with a win in the Clark Handicap.

    Horse of Year Candidates Took Varied Paths

    Three runners who delivered remarkably different campaigns in 2013 face off for Horse of the Year honors at the Jan. 18 Eclipse Awards, highlighting the open-for-interpretation nature of the category.

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    Will Take Charge Frontrunner for Eclipse

    In a year when the 3-year-old male leaderboard kept changing by the month, it should come as no surprise that a horse like Will Take Charge, who excelled from August to November, be the frontrunner for the Eclipse Award.

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    No Deal Yet on Will Take Charge, Horton Says

    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.

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    Will Take Charge Feeling Fine After Clark Win

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the Churchill Downs barn of trainer D. Wayne Lukas the morning after winning the Nov. 29 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

  • Will Take Charge catches Game On Dude to win the Clark Handicap.

    Will Take Charge Nips 'Dude for Clark Victory

    If Will Take Charge hadn't secured an Eclipse Award as the nation's top 3-year-old already, his determined head victory over multiple grade I winner Game On Dude in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 29 certainly wrapped it up.

  • Game On Dude will start from the rail post in the Clark.

    'Dude,' Will Take Charge Ready for Clark 'Cap

    Multiple grade I winner Game On Dude and Travers (gr. I) victor Will Take Charge both drew well for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) to be held Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs in 1:01.

    Will Take Charge Turns in Pre-Clark Breeze

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge, gearing up for a bid in the Nov. 29 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I), breezed five furlongs Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs in 1:01 for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

  • BC Friday: Why We Do What We Do

    The buzz is rising. It's Breeders' Cup Friday, and if you can't enjoy horse racing's Super Bowl at Santa Anita, you might as well get out of the sport.

  • Diamond Bachelor has post 12 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2864240910&k=RF4hPcS">Order This Photo</a>

    In Juvenile, Big Field Makes Posts Factor

    There weren't any audible groans when post positions were drawn for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), but with a field of 13--one short of the maximum permitted--the run to the first turn could prove critical.

  • Guillot Apologizes to Lukas, Who Accepts

    Trainer Eric Guillot officially apologized to fellow conditioner D. Wayne Lukas for triggering an investigation into his allegations jockey Luis Saez used an electrical device on Will Take Charge in the Travers Stakes.

  • Oxbow won the 2013 Preakness. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Oxbow to Taylor Made Stallions

    Calumet Farm's Oxbow, winner of this year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will begin his stud career at Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky. The son of Awesome Again will stand for $20,000.

  • 30-in-30: Oldest, Youngest Trainers

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas became the oldest trainer, at 77, to saddle a winner at the Breeders' Cup when he sent Hightail to an upset victory in the 2012 Juvenile Sprint; at 27, Craig Dollase won the 1998 Sprint with Reraise.

  • Breeders' Cup: D. Wayne Lukas

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas discusses Will Take Charge, Fast Bullet, Strong Mandate and more Breeders' Cup contenders.

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    Game On Dude Heads BC Classic Drills

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contenders livened up the worktabs at Santa Anita Park and Churchill Downs Oct. 8, as Game On Dude cruised around his California base and Fort Larned and Will Take Charge drilled in Kentucky.

  • Will Take Charge won the 2013 Travers.

    Probe Shows No Use of 'Buzzer' in Travers

    An investigation by New York regulators and the New York State Police has cleared jockey Luis Saez of allegations that he carried an electronic device when he rode Will Take Charge to victory in the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes.

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    Busy Work Day for Top Churchill-Based 2YOs

    Three of the most accomplished 2-year-olds on the grounds turned in major training moves at Churchill Downs Sunday Sept. 22 in preparation for what their connections hope will be a trip to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Will Take Charge streaks to victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780888318&k=w4CQdNr">Order This Photo</a>

    Will Take Charge Wins Pennsylvania Derby

    Willis D. Horton's Will Take Charge has long been referred to as a horse who makes one powerful run, and on Sept. 21 that run landed him in the Parx Racing winner's circle with a victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.

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    Hopeful Hero Strong Mandate Zips at Churchill

    Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate bounced of his most recent win 11 days ago with a bullet half-mile breeze Sept. 13 at Churchill Downs, leaving his Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, to marvel afterward.

  • Strong Mandate wins the Hopeful Stakes.
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    Strong Mandate Dominates in Muddy Hopeful

    Strong Mandate turned in a dominant performance in the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, winning for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas on the renowned horseman's 78th birthday Sept. 2 at the Spa.

  • Justin Phillip will be making his 30th career start.

    Zayat Pair to Tangle in Forego Stakes

    Ahmed Zayat hopes to make an early trip to the winner's circle in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 31, just before Paynter continues on his comeback trail in the featured Woodward (gr. I).

  • Will Take Charge (center, blaze) gets the best of a fantastic finish in the Travers.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721299041&k=4rG74Gr">Order This Photo</a>

    Will Take Charge Nails Moreno in Travers

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge finally got the big one, and did so at the expense of the country's top 3-year-olds in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

    Lukas, Richardson Appointed to KHRC

    Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and physician J. David Richardson have been appointed to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission by Gov. Steve Beshear. Both terms are scheduled to expire July 1, 2016.

  • Oxbow drew post 5 for the William Hill Haskell Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Oxbow Draws Post 5, Second Choice in Haskell

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow drew post 5 and was installed as the 2-1 second choice while Verrazano is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) to be run July 28 at Monmouth Park.