Horton Snaps Up Will Take Charge Colt for $975k

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KEESEP
hip 564
yearling cWill Take Charge--Oblige, by Bernardini$975,000
Breeder: Elm Tree Farm, LLC, Curt Leake & Bart & Angie Stark (KY)
Consignor: Elm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. & Mrs. Jody Huckabay), Agent IX
Buyer: Willis Horton

Will Take ChargeReed Palmer

Hip 564, a colt by Will Take Charge out of Oblige (Bernardini) brought a final bid of $975,000 from Willis Horton to top the early hips during the second day of Book 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Horton raced the colt’s champion sire Will Take Charge, who won the GI Travers S. Purchased in utero for $150,000 during the 2015 Keeneland November sale, the colt was bred by Elm Tree Farm, LLC, Curt Leake & Bart and Angie Stark in Kentucky. Consigned by Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay’s Elm Tree Farm, the bay, is a half-brother to GII Bowling Green S. hero and GI Sword Dancer S. fourth Hunter O’Riley (Tiz Wonderful). This is also the extended family of GI Hollywood Starlet heroine Diplomat Lady (Forestry).

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