Will Take Charge
Will Take Charge, who came on strong late last year to secure champion 3-year-old honors, is hoping he can employ similar tactics that will end with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic and his second championship honor. Last year, the 2013 Travers Stakes and Clark Handicap winner finished a fast-closing second in the Classic to Mucho Macho Man.
Bred to be a winner, with 1995 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Unbridled Song as his father, and multiple Grade 1 winner as Take Charge Lady as his mother, Will Take Charge is a horse that thrives on racing. He was the only 3-year-old that competed in all three Triple Crown races and kept going the rest of the year. His only poor performance in five starts in 2014 was in the Alysheba Stakes in May, the first time he had not finished in the top two since the Jim Dandy Stakes last July. He won the Oaklawn Handicap in April and was second in the Donn, Santa Anita, and Stephen Foster Handicaps.
Will Take Charge races for retired building executive Willis Horton of Marshall, AR and Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the winningest trainer in Breeders' Cup history.