Bag Makers' Horse Places 19th in Kentucky Derby, Will Miss Summer Races With Injury
Take Charge Indy, the pedigree racehorse owned by Chuck and Maria Sanford (owners of industry supplier Bag Makers), placed 19th in this year's Kentucky Derby, ending the race with a chip in its left-front ankle. The horse's health is reported to be otherwise good, and after surgery this week and 60 days of rest, the horse will be able to resume training. Take Charge Indy will reportedly be out of racing for the summer, but will be back in racing shape shortly after that.
As reported on the Daily Racing Form, trainer Pat Byrne was optimistic. "We'd love to make the Breeders' Cup Classic with him," he said. "We'll have to get a prep into him end of September, early October. Main thing is we have an excellent prognosis with him, and we hope to be back in the fall."
For more information on Take Charge Indy, read the full article on the Daily Racing Form here.