Back From Korea, Take Charge Indy Settles in Again at WinStar

Back From Korea, Take Charge Indy Settles in Again at WinStar


After a three year hiatus in which he stood
in Korea, Take Charge Indy returns to WinStar Farm in 2020. The son of A.P. Indy and broodmare of the
year, Take Charge Lady, offers breeders a proven sire of racehorses at an affordable
fee. We spoke to WinStar’s Sean Tugel about Take
Charge Indy. Take Charge Indy was a very precocious two-year-old. He’s by A.P. Indy, so that was something that
caught our eye quick was the precocity that he had as a two-year-old. He went on to be a high class three-year-old. Obviously is a grade one winner of the Florida
Derby being by A.P. Indy who was such a good sire of sires as well as being out of a broodmare
of the year, Take Charge Lady. He stood three years here, so he has three
crops of US breds and then before he had his first two-year-olds, we were approached by
the Korean Racing Authority and they made us an offer that the syndicate chose to take
and we sold him to Korea where he was one of their most sought after horses that they
had over there. He bred large crops for three years while
he was in Korea, bred over a hundred mares all three years there. They were very disappointed to see the horse
leave. We were very excited to see the horse come
back. He’s had a colt in the Kentucky Derby in his
first two crops. He’s had graded stakes winners in his first
two crops of three-year-olds. Great consistency between both fillies and
colts. He’s come back to America and he’s been very
well supported with the people that have wanted to breed to him and standing for $17,500 this
year as a proven horse with that type of pedigree. He’s a horse that people are swarming for
this year. He’s settling in great. He hasn’t missed a beat. The only thing missing is a little bit of
his tail. He left a little bit of that over in Korea. He had a little black goat that became a friend
of his over there and the goat didn’t come back with him, but the goat got to keep part
of the tail. I went over and saw the horse over at one
of the farms in Korea, state-of-the-art facilities, state-of-the-art horsemen. Their program is as we know and have seen
at the sales over the last decade has really expanded, goes back to, I believe, the early
forties their racing history and having been well taken care of by the members of the KRA
when I went over there and showing their facilities. They’re very, very proud of the success they’re
having over there, both racing and breeding. You couldn’t have asked for a horse to be
taken care of any better. He came back in perfect flesh and you wouldn’t
have known he ever left. He’s booked full already for 2020. I think one thing that we have in America
that we’re missing is that really middle of the market kind of proven horse, you know
everyone is very concentrated on first year horses or the very expensive proven horses
that can give you a million-dollar yearling. I think horses like Take Charge Indy and some
other horses around town and on our roster offer extremely good value. They can get you a good sale horse, but it
can absolutely get you a graded stakes horse, and that’s what you want for your mare. Having seen A.P. Indy, he definitely shares
a lot of qualities as his sire, which is great. But also I think you get the size from his
bottom side through Dehere. So he’s a bigger version of A.P. Indy. He stands over a lot of ground. That’s one of his greatest attributes that
he passes on is he puts a lot of leg on his foals. So anyone who’s looking to breed leg into
a mare, he’s going to give that to you. He gives you a beautiful frame and he gives
you great class. All of his animals have been very classy horses. They have great minds. They love what they do, and that’s a great
characteristic for any stallion is to pass on that class and that sense.

8 thoughts on “Back From Korea, Take Charge Indy Settles in Again at WinStar

  1. Well, Take Charge Indy you landed right on time as your daddy just left us. So happy to have you here in KY. Goat got your tail? Is that better than cat got your tongue? I don’t notice your tail as much as your build.

  2. So happy you are back safe and sound. I didn’t know what happen to you!😞 But you are ok and safe making babies all this time. So sorry about your daddy, he was the greatest of all but happy we have his sons and daughters racing passing the generations to come. Love you georgeous you look good.
    Your’e home now that’s what’s count. 🥰🐎❤️🍀
    WELCOME HOME HONEY 🎉

  3. We are missing the middle market because the breeders keep selling them off to foreign countries! At least before they would go to regional markets and if they hit it big they could be brought back, now they are going around the world.

  4. We are missing the middle market because the breeders keep selling them off to foreign countries! At least before they would go to regional markets and if they hit it big they could be brought back, now they are going around the world.

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