Overview

  • Unbridled's Song - Take Charge Lady, by Dehere
  • Fee: $5,000 S&N
  • Height: 17.0
  • Entered Stud: 2015
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  • #1 Fourth-Crop Sire of 2021 by black type horses
  • 2021 racing: WILL’S SECRET, winner of the $300,000 Honeybee S. (G3) and runner-up in the Ashland S. (G1); MANNY WAH, winner of the $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner S.; ESIDIO, G2 runner-up in Peru; Fraudulent Charge, runner-up in the $100,000 Beyond the Wire S. and the $100,000 Wide Country S; etc.
  • 2020 racing: ESIDIO, G3 winner in Peru; Manny Wah, placed in the $350,000 Count Fleet Sprint H. (G3) and the $100,000 Aristides S.; Pilot in Command, placed in the Breeders’ Classic S.; KIM K, placed in the $75,000 She’s All In S.; etc.
  • 2019 racing: CASHCHECKORCHARGE, winner of the Chaves County S.; GREAT SISTER DIANE, winner of the Monroe S.; Take Charge Eh, runner-up in the Mazarine S. (G3); Sweet Diane, placed in the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2); Manny Wah, placed in the LeComte S. (G3); G2-placed Esidio; stakes-placed High Regard; etc.
  • 2019 sales: Top-priced horse of racing age at Keeneland April, Sweet Diane sold for $500,000; 2YOs of $185,000, $170,000, $135,000, etc. Yearlings of $150,00, $110,000, $100,000, etc.
  • Eclipse Award Champion 3YO & Horse of the Year Finalist
  • The Iron Horse: Multiple G1 winner, 5-time GSW of $3,924,648
  • 1st or 2nd 13 times in 21 starts, including close runner-up finishes in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Santa Anita H. (G1), Donn H. (G1), and Stephen Foster H. (G1)
  • At 3: 11 starts in 11 months at 8 tracks, including all 3 Triple Crown events
  • At 4: 6 starts in 7 months, 5-time Graded SW/SP, including 2 of the year’s Top 4 Beyers beyond a mile—114 and 111

Will Take Charge

He’s a special horse because he has it all: physical presence, toughness, talent, and one of the best pedigrees in the book.

— Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas

Pedigree

By Champion sire and sire of sires UNBRIDLED'S SONG

Out of Broodmare of the Year TAKE CHARGE LADY ($2,480,377), also dam of millionaire Take Charge Indy and the grand-dam of millionaire champion Take Charge Brandi

Graded Stakes Wins:

$1,000,000 Travers S. (G1)
$500,000 Clark H. (G1)
$1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2)
$600,000 Oaklawn H. (G2)
$600,000 Rebel S. (G2)

FAPPIANO (USA)
UNBRIDLED (USA)
GANA FACIL (USA)
UNBRIDLEDS SONG (USA)
CARO (IRE)
TROLLEY SONG (USA)
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
Will Take Charge
DEPUTY MINISTER (CAN)
DEHERE (USA)
SISTER DOT (USA)
TAKE CHARGE LADY (USA)
RUBIANO (USA)
FELICITA (USA)
GRAND BONHEUR (USA)
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Race Record

Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earning
2 4 1 1(1) 0 $94,171
3 11 5(5) 2(2) 0 $2,960,977
4 7 1(1) 3(3) 1(1) $869,500
21 7(6) 6(6) 1(1) $3,924,648

 

At 2: Won

  • Maiden special weight at Keeneland (7f in 1:24.01, defeating Hard Aces, Deadly Truth, Pegasus Star, Our Double Play, etc.).

2nd

  • Remington Springboard Mile at Remington Park (8f, $300,000, to Texas Bling, defeating Worldventurer, Best of Birdstone, Backstreet Hero, Channel Isle, etc.).

At 3: CHAMPION THREE-YEAR-OLD

  • Horse of the Year Finalist
  • Highest-weighted 3-year-old in the World on dirt

At 3: Won

  • Travers S. at Saratoga (G1, 10f in 2:02.68, defeating Moreno, Orb, Palace Malice, Romansh, War Dancer, Verrazano, Golden Soul, etc.). 107 Beyer. [WATCH RACE]
  • Clark H. at Churchill (G1, 9f in 1:49.39, defeating Game On Dude, Easter Gift, Bourbon Courage, Finnegans Wake, Golden Ticket, etc.). [WATCH RACE]
  • Pennsylvania Derby at Parx (G2, 9f in 1:49.28, by 2 ¼ lengths, defeating Moreno, Battier, Transparent, Fury Kapkori, Romansh, Speak Logistics, Java’s War). [WATCH RACE]
  • Rebel S. at Oaklawn (G2, 8.5f in 1:45.18, defeating Oxbow, Den’s Legacy, Texas Bling, Super Ninety Nine, Carve, Title Contender, Treasury Bill, etc.). [WATCH RACE]
  • Smarty Jones S. at Oaklawn(8f in 1:38.64, defeating Texas Bling, Always in a Tiz, Stormy Holiday, Brown Almighty, Officer Alex, Avare, etc.). [WATCH RACE]

2nd

  • Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita (G1, 10f, by a nose to Mucho Macho Man, defeating Declaration of War, Fort Larned, Last Gunfighter, Palace Malice, Paynter, Flat Out, Game On Dude, Moreno, Planter (Ire)). 112 Beyer. [WATCH RACE]
  • Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga (G2, 9f, by a length to Palace Malice, defeating Moreno, Bashaar, Code West, Looking Cool, Perfect Title, Mylute, Freedom Child).

At 4: Won

  • Oaklawn H. at Oaklawn (G2, 9f in 1:49.55, topweighted, defeating Revolutionary, Carve, Prayer for Relief, Golden Lad, Right to Vote). [WATCH RACE]

2nd

  • Santa Anita H. at Santa Anita (G1, 10f, to Game On Dude, defeating Mucho Macho Man, Blingo, Hear The Ghost, Rousing Sermon, etc.). 114 Beyer.
  • Stephen Foster H. at Churchill (G1, 9f, topweighted, to Moonshine Mullin, defeating Departing, Mylute, Golden Ticket, Revolutionary, Prayer for Relief, etc.).
  • Donn H. at Gulfstream Park (G1, 9f, topweighted, to Lea, defeating Bourbon Courage, Uncaptured, Neck ‘n Neck, Revolutionary, Macho Bull, etc.). 111 Beyer.

3rd

  • Whitney H. at Saratoga (G1, 9f, to Moreno, Itsmyluckyday, defeating Palace Malice, Golden Ticket, Departing, Prayer for Relief, etc.).

Progeny Photos

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