Grade 1 winner and millionaire Take Charge Indy was retired from racing today after surgery to repair his left foreleg resulting from an injury sustained in yesterday’s Monmouth Cup (G2) at Monmouth Park.
The son of A.P. Indy will stand at WinStar Farm for the 2014 breeding season.
“I was on the lead with a big smile on my face. He was cruising. The only question was how much would he win by,” said Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens.
Immediately after the race, the 4-year-old colt was shipped to nearby Hogan Equine. Dr. Patty Hogan successfully performed a 30-minute procedure on Take Charge Indy this morning. He has come out of the surgery in good condition.
“It’s unbelievable how classy this horse is,” said Dr. Hogan. “The surgery went very well. He’s a super patient.”
Take Charge Indy won the Florida Derby (G3) at age three. Earlier this year, he took the Alysheba Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. Take Charge Indy is out of three-time Grade 1 winner and millionaire Take Charge Lady, making him a half-brother to top 3-year-old Will Take Charge.