$500,000 Will Take Charge filly tops at Keeneland sale
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The 3-year-old Will Take Charge filly Sweet Diane sold for $500,000 Tuesday at Keeneland, the top price paid during the horses of racing age portion of the one-day April sale at the central Kentucky track.

Placed in this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) and also stakes-placed at two, Sweet Diane went to Ina Bond's River Bend Farm from the Elite Sales consignment.

“We are basically a broodmare farm,” explained River Bend manager Larry Weeden after signing the ticket. “We are branching out and going in a new direction and trying to do some racing. We have high hopes that this will turn into something fun.”

Sweet Diane is out of stakes-placed Inside Passage, who is a half-sister to Glinda the Good, the dam of champion 2-year-old Good Magic. 

“We are thrilled with that result,” Elite's Brad Weisbord said after watching Sweet Diane sell. “It was way in excess of the reserve. We are thankful for Eddie Kenneally and his group for buying the filly. They are going to be in for some great graded stakes fun in the summer and fall.” 

Sweet Diane is one of four stakes horses this year for Will Take Charge, who ranks in the top 10 on the 2019 Second-Crop Sire list.
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