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Will Take Charge is an amazing racehorse. Not only has he flourished despite an almost unheard of demanding schedule by today’s standards, but the way he finishes every race, in which he has any chance at all to hit the wire first, is truly unique.Read More
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  • amino998 · This thread includes some of the many things I like/meh about this place… outlandish takes, talking out of both sides of the mouth, provocative takes, solid opinions, lively debate, interesting interjections by others, pissing matches with interjected quips {lol Mary and jenna) and fade to black as another 5 day defilement of a “ZIPSE AT THE TRACK” comes to a close :D · 95 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Horses have NO IDEA where the finish line is ..They couldn't tell it from a carrot · 95 days ago ·
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Will Take Charge continued his late charge towards a possible Eclipse Award with an impressive score in today’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.Read More
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  • hannahWTC · Will Take Charge or Palice Malice is the best 3 - year old. Congrats to Will Take Charge! · 205 days ago ·
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  • DeadHeat · I'd still call it a rivalry, not a great one, but...of the three times the two have met, only one race was very decisive, and that was this last. Could Moreno win, yes, its racing, but I think he's just a little bit of a cut below. · 205 days ago ·
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Coming directly out of the tough ten furlong Mid-Summer Derby, the two favorites may have their work cut out for them on Saturday. The other six entrants, (Romansh, Transparent, Speak Logistics, Java's War, Battier, and Fury Kapcori), all have things to like in their past performances, and together ...Read More
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  • Sully · I agree, Andy. Transparent is the only shot at a price in this field. First Time Lasix, watch out. Think WTC and Moreno are just a step ahead of everything in this field right now. · 206 days ago ·
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  • Sully · And for those pace fans out there, I seriously don't see Smith getting into a tussel with Moreno. I'm sure he will be content to sit off his flank and try to outrun him to the wire. If something presses, my money's on Speak Logistics to do so. · 206 days ago ·
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Can a horse who floundered through each leg of the Triple Crown, possibly end the year as the Three-year-old Male Champion? In the case of Will Take Charge, the answer is yes.Read More
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  • jmac500 · WTC gets no love. · 207 days ago ·
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  • ruffianlover · It's not that he is not getting any love. It's just that he is throwing away his chance to win 3yo honors (well not him but his owners). I just gave him some love! haha I said he has a good chance to hit the board in the Classic ( I don't think he will win but I wouldn't be surprised if he got third). I see him doing better than Orb honestly. But I just think him not running in the JCGC gives Orb and PM a much better advantage over him should they win, place or show · 207 days ago ·
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Travers 1-2 finishers Will Take Charge and Moreno square off again in Saturday's Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Read More
Who will ultimately be crowned Three-Year-Old Male Champion? Let's go through the Eclipse Award ScenariosRead More
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  • tmallios1 · Then we agree mschneider. you have a good day.Either way it will be some race. · 216 days ago ·
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  • mschneider · Tmallios1 - A good day to you aslo. I hope you know I am a huge fan of Verrazano, just not of the opinion he should be 3YO Eclipse winner. Is Cross Traffic the rocket ship you are referring to? · 216 days ago ·
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Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was a busy man Sunday morning, his regular routine interrupted several times for interviews following Will Take Charge's upset victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers.Read More
Moreno was bright and doing well after his gallant second by a nose to Will Take Charge on Saturday in the Grade 1 Travers. Read More
Will any of the horses from the Travers go here?
I'm going!
When Golden Ticket hit the Saratoga finish line in a flat-out tie with favored Alpha in the Travers, many thought the result was a fluke. At 33-1, and with only a maiden win in the bank, this was not a horse supposed to win one of the most prestigious races in American racing. As a matter of fact, t...Read More
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  • gelded1 · He seems to be an improving animal.I'd rather see another decent race out of this one against better company to convince me totally.l · 418 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Great digital scan photo. See the horses LONG leg, colt 11? He was withdrawing that backwards right as he hit the scan area so it deformed and elongated backwards. Somehow those are called skis. · 418 days ago ·
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While the Pennsylvania Derby did little to clear up the Classic picture, the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Awesome Again should do a much better job of previewing America's richest race.Read More
Eclipse Sportswire captured the action from PA Derby Day!Read More
How cool would it be to watch My Miss Aurelia win the Cotillion with her owner? Read More
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  • zatt · ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... My Miss Aurelia! · 568 days ago ·
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  • DeadHeat · I honestly think MMA will prove better than AF. The strongest feild the latter faced was in the BC and has since then never faced any other real heavy weights. Steered clear of Awesome Maria this year. She is very good and she is fast, but If any horse is to come out of the BCLC with a perfect record, it would be MMA. Faced the absolute best at two, and wasted no time doing the same at three. Her level of competition has been much better. · 568 days ago ·
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Alpha and Golden Ticket hit the wire together in the Grade I Travers and they meet again four weeks later in the $1 million, Grade II Pennsylvania Derby at Parx. Read More
Handsome Mike staged a Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) shocker at Parx Racing Sept. 22, taking the $1 million event at odds of 19-1. Read More
Whether it be a pair of million dollar races this Saturday at Parx, or in six weeks at the Breeders' Cup, Godolphin has a lot to look forward to...Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Did he lean 1 way or the other on who he thought was better...Questing or It's Tricky, since they'll probably meet each other in the Ladies Classic? · 572 days ago ·
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  • dani.pugh · No. One of the questions I asked was who he thought would have the best chance to bring home a BC win, he said that they all brought different elements and that they all have a good chance or else they would not be there. · 572 days ago ·
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I honestly think Golden Ticket just had a good day in the Traversm and he likes ten furlongs. I truely believe that Alpha is classy and he is going to be tough to beat the question is can he run on this track. If you think about it, I could see Alpha winning or coming in last. He did it at churchill twice. If he does his thing he'll be tough though. Fast Falcon will need more than nine furlongs to win, I don't think he can win at the distance. Macho Macho got bailed out in the WV derby because Hansen was injured the whole time. He hasn't really faced the class of Alpha and the rest. I really think Casse is misplacing Prospective again, as I think he is a G3 or LS horse. Fed Biz is coming off a nice win in his comeback race and he has a decent chance, the question is: Is he ready? Nonios can win I think because the drop in distance. If you look at the field you might think no one can beat Alpha and it is a rematch between Golden Ticket and Him, but really it is truely a wide open race.
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  • vodkak · Prospective, Nonios and Fed Biz aren't in the Pa Derby. Very weak field. · 575 days ago ·
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  • rafirox · Oh, I didn't know the field was set. I was listing the probables and possibles on HRN. Well, that changes things. · 575 days ago ·
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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin worked a quartet of stakes runners for Godolphin Racing this weekend at Saratoga’s Greentree Training Center, with multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky and promising juvenile Fortify turning in breezes for upcoming stakes races at Belmont Park, and top sophomores Questing an...Read More
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Sunday morning that Emcee, who registered Godolphin Racing’s fourth Grade 1 win at Saratoga this summer when he captured yesterday’s Forego, emerged from the race in fine fettle. The 4-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt will either run in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitatio...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details09/20/14Prx121 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2   0:00.00
View DetailsView Video09/21/13Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Will Take ChargeMorenoBattier1:49.28
View Details09/22/12Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Handsome MikeMacho MachoGolden Ticket0:00.00
View DetailsView Video09/24/11Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2To Honor and ServeRuler On IceRattlesnake Bridge1:47.34
View DetailsView Video09/25/10Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Morning LineFirst DudeA Little Warm1:47.85
View DetailsView Video09/07/09Prx101 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Gone AstrayJoin In The DanceKelly Leak1:48.27
View Details09/01/08Prx101 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Anak NakalAcaiSmooth Air1:48.99
View Details09/06/04Prx101 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2Love of MoneyPollard's VisionSwingforthefences1:48.42
View Details09/02/02Prx101 70yD03 FPennsylvania DerbyWillie's LuvPupilPass The Virtue1:42.31
View Details09/02/02Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G3Harlan's HolidayEssence Of DubaiMake The Bend1:51.10
View Details09/03/01Prx111 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G3Macho UnoUnbridled ElaineTouch Tone1:49.69
View Details09/02/91Prx101 1/8 mD03 MPennsylvania Derby-G2   1:50.00
View DetailsView Video09/27/86Prx81 1/8 m 0 Pennsylvania Derby-G2Broad BrushSumptiousGlow 1:50.80