Top Billing, one of the leading prospects for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby sustained an injury during a workout at Payson Park the morning of March 8 that has knocked him off the Triple Crown trail.
WinStar Farm announced that Grade 1 winner and millionaire Take Charge Indy has been retired from racing after surgery to repair his left foreleg resulting from an injury sustained in the July 28 Monmouth Cup.
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the $339,900 Alysheba Stakes presented by Besilu Stables at Churchill Downs, and the 2012 Florida Derby winner delivered May 3 with a powerful six-length victory.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said he was waiting for Orb to take him to Louisville. The Hall of Fame conditioner should be on his way after the colt's impressive win in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby March 30.