Take Charge Indy (A. P. Indy–Take Charge Lady, by Dehere), front-running winner of the 2012 GI Florida Derby, has been purchased from WinStar Farm by the Korean Racing Authority and will enter stud at Jeju Stud Farm in South Korea in 2017. The deal includes the option for WinStar to buy back the stallion in the future. Take Charge Indy stood the most recent breeding season for $15,000.
“Selling Take Charge Indy was one of the toughest decisions I've had to make in my time as a syndicate manager, but, ultimately, we have to blend the passion we have for our horses with business principles for our shareholders,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “Sometimes, difficult decisions like this arise for that philosophy. The KRA has had strong interest in the horse, and they simply made an offer that was too good to turn down. Take Charge Indy is a great-looking son of A.P. Indy, and he's been given a terrific shot, with three large WinStar crops in the pipeline. We wish the KRA the best of luck with him, and the good news is we have the option to bring him back to America in the future.”
While at WinStar, Take Charge Indy covered an average of 133 mares a year. His first crop of yearling colts sold for up to $180,000, while a first-crop filly fetched $170,000.
A son of MGISW Take Charge Lady, also the dam of champion Will Take Charge (Unbridled's Song), Take Charge Indy is also a half-brother to Charming (Seeking the Gold), the dam of 2014 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway).
Colors Flying, a son of A. P. Indy and champion Storm Flag Flying (Storm Cat), is a current top-five stallion in Korea.