Keeneland Sales Graduate Will Take Charge Leading Contender for Eclipse Award Following Clark Victory

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LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 2, 2013) – Will Take Charge, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale, likely secured an Eclipse Award as champion three-year-old colt with his gutsy win over fellow Keeneland sales alum Game on Dude in Friday’s Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs. Will Take Charge made 11 starts during his sophomore campaign, winning the Travers (G1), Pennsylvania Derby (G2), Rebel (G2) and Smarty Jones Stakes in addition to the Clark. The Unbridled’s Song colt finished second by a nose in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 2.

Keeneland sales alumni accounted for six graded stakes over the holiday weekend: Will Take Charge (Clark-G1); Stopchargingmaria (Demoiselle-G2); Royal Lahaina (Go for Wand-G2); Wine Princess (Falls City-G2); Bear No Joke (Kennedy Road-G2), and Global View (Generous-G3).




Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Clark H. (G1) on 11/29 at Churchill Downs:

1- WILL TAKE CHARGE, 3YO colt by Unbridled’s Song – Take Charge Indy ($425,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Willis D. Horton) (career 15-6-3-0, $3,055,148) O- Willis D. Horton; T- D. Wayne Lukas

2- Game on Dude, 6YO gelding by Awesome Again – Worldly Pleasure ($210,000 RNA, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable & B. Schiappa; T- Bob Baffert

3- Easter Gift, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Angel Gift ($90,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent; Buyer- Whitehorse Stable) O- Robert LaPenta; T- Chad Brown


STOPCHARGINGMARIA, 2YO filly by Tale of the Cat – Exotic Bloom ($47,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Woodford Thoroughbred Sales) Won Demoiselle S. (G2) on 11/30 at Aqueduct (career 5-3-1-1, $548,000) O- Repole Stable; T- Todd Pletcher

ROYAL LAHAINA, 5YO mare by Chapel Royal – Fabulous Bonus ($20,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Upcountry Farm) Won Go for Wand H. (G2) on 11/29 at Aqueduct (career 25-7-5-2, $513,830) O- James Riccio; T- Todd Pletcher


Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Falls City H. (G2) on 11/28 at Churchill Downs:

1- WINE PRINCESS, 4YO filly Ghostzapper – Azeri ($475,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jimmy & Becky Winemiller) (career 13-5-5-1, $461,561) O- Becky Winemiller; T- Steve Margolis

2- Don’t Tell Sophia, 5YO mare by Congaree – Lost Expectations ($1,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Philip Sims) O- Philip Sims & Jerry Namy; T- Philip Sims

3- Flashy American, 4YO filly by Flashy Bull – Inn Between ($5,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent; Buyer- Rocky One) O- Preston Stables; B- H & W Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Ken McPeek


BEAR NO JOKE, 5YO gelding by It’s No Joke – Nithi ($72,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- El Scott Farm) Won Kennedy Road S. (G2) on 11/30 at Woodbine (career 17-6-5-1, $456,949) O- Bear Stables; T- Reade Baker

GLOBAL VIEW, 2YO colt by Galileo (IRE) – Egyptian Queen ($500,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Man O War Farm, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) Won Generous S. (G3) on 11/30 at Betfair Hollywood (career 3-2-0-0, $93,300) O- Glen Hill Farm; T- Tom Proctor

FIVE STAR MOMMA, 4YO filly by Five Star Day – Momma in Law ($11,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Terry Allen) Won $150,000 Lady in Waiting S. on 11/27 at Penn National (career 16-5-3-2, $326,713) O- Summerwind Farms & Half Hollow Racing; T- Jena Antonucci

STORMING INTI, 2YO colt by Stormy Atlantic – Tarfaya ($100,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Santa Rosa Racing Stables) Won $100,000 Pulpit S. on 11/30 at Gulfstream (career 4-3-0-1, $179,500) O- Santa Rosa Racing Stables; T- Chad Brown

CANDY KITTY, 2YO filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Worthy Cat ($185,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Starlight Racing) Won $100,000 Wait a While S. on 11/30 at Gulfstream (career 6-2-1-1, $144,000) O- Starlight Racing; T- Todd Pletcher

GANTRY, 6YO gelding by Pulpit – Rhum ($140,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won $97,000 Thanksgiving H. on 11/28 at Fair Grounds (career 21-9-5-3, $768,245) O- Brittlyn Stable; T- Ron Faucheux

GRACER, 2YO filly by Exchange Rate – Tina’s Goal ($150,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Anthony Dutrow) Won $75,500 Blue Mountain Juvenile Fillies S. on 11/27 at Penn National (career 4-2-1-1, $122,000) O- Team D; T- Anthony Dutrow

EDEN PRAIRIE, 3YO filly by Mizzen Mast – Clerico ($50,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer-Lothenbach Stables) Won $72,750 Pago Hop S. on 11/29 at Fair Grounds (career 11-4-1-1, $192,389) O- Lothenbach Stables; T- Neil Pessin



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