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  • Will Take Charge won the Oaklawn Handicap on April 12.

    Will Take Charge Heads Alysheba

    Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, tops a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) reunion in the May 2 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. Four runners from last year's Derby are entered.

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    Take Charge Lady Kentucky Broodmare of Year

    Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17.

  • Will Take Charge delivers a victory in the Oaklawn Handicap.

    Will Take Charge Survives Oaklawn Inquiry

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge notched his first victory of the season in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 12 at Oaklawn Park, surviving multiple claims of foul and a lengthy inquiry.

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    Strong Mandate Brings Lukas Back for More

    Every morning D. Wayne Lukas sends the first set out over the Arkansas oval, their hooves sinking softly in the freshly harrowed ground. On March 14, he supervised Rebel contender Strong Mandate and champion Will Take Charge.

  • After the Wire: Santa Anita Handicap

    Evan Hammonds recaps the historical Santa Anita Handicap, San Felipe Stakes, Gulfstream Park Handicap, and the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • Game On Dude captures his third Santa Anita Handicap.

    Game On Dude Captures Record Third Big 'Cap

    Experts thought Game On Dude had lost a step, but the gallant old gelding proved them wrong with a history-making third victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • A Racing Weekend of Stars

    If you're the type who thinks that racing needs its stars to keep racing to increase interest, then this is the Saturday for you!

  • That Handicapping Show: Santa Anita Handicap 2014

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the highly anticipated Santa Anita Handicap and the Kentucky Derby contenders in the San Felipe Stakes. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Santa Anita Handicap.

  • Who Will Win the Big 'Cap Showdown?

    In what may go down as the race of the year, Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will feature a rematch between Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) 1-2 finishers Mucho Macho Man and Will Take Charge.

  • Mucho Macho Man works at Santa Anita.

    Mucho Macho Man Struts for Santa Anita Fans

    Mucho Macho Man was on the Santa Anita Park main track between races March 2 for his final timed workout before the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), a drill jockey Gary Stevens termed "a little romp in the park."

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    Will Take Charge Fires Bullet at Oaklawn

    Will Take Charge breezed a bullet half-mile March 2 at Oaklawn Park in his final local workout ahead of a tantalizing showdown with Mucho Macho Man and Game On Dude in the March 8 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

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    Mucho Macho Man to Carry 124 at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, one more pound than Classic runner-up and 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge.

  • Mucho Macho Man arrives at Santa Anita.

    Mucho Macho Man Arrives for Big 'Cap Date

    Breeders' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Feb. 23 at the stable area at Santa Anita Park in advance of a rematch with Classic runner-up Will Take Charge in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8.

  • Lea wins the Donn Handicap.
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    Lea Takes Donn Handicap in Track Record Time

    Lea opened a big lead off the final turn and turned back the late charge of 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge to capture the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) in track-record time Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

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    Will Take Charge Faces 10 in Season Debut

    Will Take Charge will be on his way to becoming a handicap star if he aces this test as the 123-pound highweight. Runners to face him Feb. 9 include Revolutionary, Lea, River Seven, Uncaptured, and Bourbon Courage.

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    Will Take Charge, Strong Mandate Breeze

    Newly minted 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge breezed a half-mile Feb. 2 at Oaklawn Park in preparation for his expected start in the $500,00 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

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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.

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    Will Take Charge Overwhelming Winner

    For Will Take Charge it was as if January to June never existed, unless you want to focus on his photo finish scores in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) and Smarty Jones Stakes and forget about all his out-of-the-money disasters.

  • 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.

  • Mucho Macho Man wins the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    What was the Top Race of 2013?

    As we approach the end of the year, BloodHorse.com wants to hear from you about the top races of 2013 in North America. We'll feature the top five selected by our readers in our special Year in Review combined issue.

  • After the Wire: Clark Handicap

    Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes.

  • After the Wire: Clark Handicap

    Evan Hammonds reviews Honor Code, Flat Out, and Will Take Charge vs. Game On Dude. Watch recaps of the Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile, and Remsen Stakes.

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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).