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Take Charge Indy retired due to injury, to stand at WinStar Farm

DRF | 12 months ago
Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy has been retired after suffering a left-front condylar fracture during the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park, and will stand the 2014 breeding season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky. Read More...

Take Charge Indy Officially Retired

Michael Compton | 12 months ago
Grade 1 winner and millionaire Take Charge Indy was retired from racing today after surgery to repair his left foreleg resulting from an injury sustained in yesterday’s Monmouth Cup (G2) at Monmouth Park. The son of A.P. Indy will stand at WinStar Farm for the 2014 breeding season. “I was on the lead with a [...](Read more...) Read More...

Monmouth Park: Pants On Fire wins Monmouth Cup; Take Charge Indy injured

DRF | 12 months ago
Pants On Fire pulled a 7-1 upset in the Grade 2, $203,000 Monmouth Cup after odds-on favorite Take Charge Indy was pulled up entering the final turn. Read More...

Monmouth Cup rebound spot for Take Charge Indy

DRF | 12 months ago
Take Charge Indy and Hymn Book, a pair of Grade 1 winners, try to recapture past glory on Sunday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Monmouth Cup. Read More...

Monmouth Park: Take Charge Indy eyes Monmouth Cup

DRF | 1 year ago
Take Charge Indy could make his next start in the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup on the July 28 Haskell undercard after having his second breeze at Churchill following a 20-length defeat in the June 15 Stephen Foster. Read More...

Departing training sharply ahead of West Virginia Derby

DRF | 1 year ago
Departing has trained forwardly since his sixth-place finish in the Preakness and is “trending upward” toward his next start as the probable favorite in the Aug. 3 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park, trainer Al Stall Jr. said this week from Saratoga. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned targeting Whitney after Foster win

DRF | 1 year ago
The wire-to-wire victory by Fort Larned in the Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday night at Churchill Downs was remarkably similar to his performance last fall in the Breeders’ Cup Classic – even down to the Beyer Speed Figure. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Successful Dan seeks elusive Grade 1 win in Stephen Foster

DRF | 1 year ago
There’s nothing official about it, but the symbolism is hard to miss. The second half of the 2013 racing season in North America gets under way Saturday night with the Stephen Foster Handicap, a Grade 1 race that relegates the Triple Crown to the rearview mirror while shifting a forward focus onto the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for June 15: Picks for Stephen Foster, Centaur, Matt Winn

DRF | 1 year ago
I’m giving Fort Larned another chance when he runs in the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned, Successful Dan to meet in Stephen Foster Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Six older horses are entered in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap, the Grade 1 race that has become the signature leadoff event for the post-Triple Crown half of the racing season in North America. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Take Charge Indy’s tactics in Stephen Foster will be left to Napravnik

DRF | 1 year ago
Three of the four top contenders in the Stephen Foster Handicap bring forth essentially the same running style – on or near the lead – and how it all plays out is a matter of keen interest to Pat Byrne, the trainer of Take Charge Indy, one of that trio. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Take Charge Indy gearing up for Stephen Foster

DRF | 1 year ago
Take Charge Indy, the romping winner of the May 3 Alysheba Stakes, had his first breeze since that breakout victory when going an easy half-mile in 51 seconds early Saturday at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Take Charge Indy again in tough company with Alysheba foes

DRF | 1 year ago
Trainer Pat Byrne was pleased with the efforts in defeat from Take Charge Indy over the winter at Gulfstream, where his horse was third behind Graydar in the Grade 1 Donn Handicap and second in the Grad 3 Skip Away to Cigar Street. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Fort Larned to skip Alysheba Stakes

DRF | 1 year ago
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, who had been considered a possible starter in the Grade 2 Alysheba on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs on Friday, has been withdrawn from the race and will be pointed toward the Grade 1 Stephen Foster on June 15 at Churchill, trainer Ian Wilkes said Monday. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Cigar Street wins Skip Away and boosts Mott barn

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Cigar Street thrust himself into the picture in the handicap division while at the same time salvaging what had been up to that point a disappointing day for ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Take Charge Indy can end drought in Skip Away

DRF | 1 year ago
David Grening HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Despite his status as last year’s Florida Derby winner, Take Charge Indy does not figure to be favored in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Live Lively, Dreaming of Julia get rematch in Oaks

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch The fields are starting to take shape for several of the other graded stakes on Florida Derby Day, March 30, at Gulfstream Park. The best of the undercard races will be the Grade 2 Gu... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Donn has 10 entrants; Csaba, Take Charge Indy draw wide

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Leslie MartinCsaba, here winning the Hal's Hope, likely "won’t be too far off the lead” in the Donn, said trainer Phil G... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Donn work puts Take Charge Indy on his toes

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyTake Charge Indy (left) finished second to Shackleford (right) in the Grade 1 Clark H... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Take Charge Indy very strong in work for Donn Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Tom Keyserake Charge Indy missed much of his 3-year-old season after suffering a bone chip in the Kentucky Derby.HALLANDALE ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Take Charge Indy will race as a 4-year-old; pointing to Donn Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy, winner of the Florida Derby, will race as a 4-year-old and is eyeing the Donn Handica... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Shackleford retires in style; Take Charge Indy’s future up in the air

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyShackleford goes out a winner by going wire to wire in the Clark Handicap.LOUISVILLE,... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Take Charge Indy ready for the Clark

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Barbara D. LivingstonFlorida Derby winner Take Charge Indy has only started once since the Kentucky Derby.LOUISVILLE, Ky. &n... Read More...

Keeneland: Take Charge Indy ends long layoff in Fayette

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy, who hasn't raced since the Kentucky Derby, will make his return in the Fayette Stakes... Read More...

Keeneland: Take Charge Indy ready for return in Fayette

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy makes his first start since undergoing minor ankle surgery following the Kentucky Derb... Read More...

Keeneland: Take Charge Indy set for comeback

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy is scheduled to make his comeback start in the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes at Keeneland on closing day... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Take Charge Indy to have surgery for chip in ankle, will miss summer races

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy will have surgery this week to remove a chip from his left front ankle.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy came out of his 19th-... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Byrne back on the big stage

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonPatrick Byrne trained Favorite Trick and Awesome Again in the late 90s. Take Charge Indy’s Florida Derby win was Byrne’s first graded win in seven years.BOY... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Union Rags relaxes without tongue tie

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Churchill Downs Sunny Temp. 68 Track FastLOUISVILLE, Ky – No official workouts to report but still plenty to see on a balmy Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs, where 18 of... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Wet Florida weather alters schedule for Take Charge Indy, Pletcher horses

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy, whose training was interrupted by rainy weather in Florida, is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.Kentucky Derby hopefuls Gemol... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Woolley rooting for Take Charge Indy, but picking Bodemeister

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee Benoit & AssociatesChip Woolley, who won the 2009 Kentucky Derby with 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird, is back in Louisville pulling for jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Pat Byrne with th... Read More...

Take Charge Indy Impresses His Trainer in Latest Work

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy drilled five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Palm Meadows on Thursday in preparation for next Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. After watching his charge work, trainer Pat Byrne lowered his binoculars as the colt was gallo... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Take Charge Indy pleases trainer Byrne in Palm Meadows work

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy worked five furlongs in 1:00.47 on Thursday at Palm Meadows.Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy  worked five furlongs in 1:00:47 at Palm M... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Take Charge Indy goes easily in penultimate work

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – For a horse who won the Grade 1 Florida Derby and defeated then division leader Union Rags less than three weeks ago, Take Charge Indy is receiving virtual... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Reveron may enter Lexington in last-ditch effort for graded earnings

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonReveron could make a start in the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland on April 21.MIAMI – Trainer Agustin Bezara said Monday that he will nominate Reveron to the... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Latest round of preps muddle picture

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy (right) holds off Reveron (center) and Union Rags to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby.Upset wins by Take Charge Indy in the Florida Derby, Daddy Long Legs in t... Read More...

Gulfstream Sets Records on Florida Derby Day

Gulfstream Park set attendance and handle marks on Florida Derby day Saturday in Hallandale Beach, Fl. Total handle on Gulfstream’s program, which included seven stakes races worth $1.9 million, including the 61st running of the Florida Derby (G1), w... Read More...

Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, El Padrino heading to Kentucky Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Elizabeth MacyTake Charge Indy, winner of the Florida Derby, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, and El Padrino al... Read More...

Gulfstream: Take Charge Indy upsets Florida Derby; Union Rags third

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy (right) wins the Florida Derby under jockey Calvin Borel. Union Rags (left) had a difficult trip.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – He was right. Trainer Patric... Read More...

Hovdey: Producer doesn’t have to look far for story

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Hovdey Family is not the most important thing in Thoroughbred horse racing, but just try getting from the quarter pole home on Derby Day without it. In that regard, the freshly minted Chloe J... Read More...

Union Rags Breezes

Early Kentucky Derby favorite Union Rags breezed Saturday morning at Palm Meadows in preparation for next Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The Fountain of Youth (G2) victor breezed a half-mile in company in 49.10 for trainer Michael ... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags, El Padrino top prospective field of seven for Florida Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags is being pointed to the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 31.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A field of at least seven 3-year-olds now seems definite for t... Read More...

Tampa Bay Derby losing Take Charge Indy, who will wait for Florida Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy drew post 10 for the Tampa Bay Derby.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Pat Byrne confirmed Friday that he would scratch Take Charge Indy fro... Read More...

Spring Hill Farm steps up for Pletcher

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Less than a month ago, the undefeated but relatively inexperienced Spring Hill Farm was well down on the depth chart of trainer Todd Pletcher’s potent team of Kentucky Derby pro... Read More...

Season Premiere

2012 Triple Crown | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel kick off the third year of TCI – aka Triple Crown Insider – and catch up on the three-year-old picture through the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Read More...