Will Take Charge retires at 4 with leg injury

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Will Take Charge, last year's 3-year-old male champion whose career included wins in the Travers and Pennsylvania Derby, has been retired because of a mild strain in his leg.

He will stand at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Kentucky. The chestnut colt with the white blaze had seven wins in 21 career starts and earnings of $3,924,648.

Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Will Take Charge lost by a nose to Mucho Macho Man in last year's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Lukas said Sunday that Will Take Charge's retirement is particularly disappointing because he was being pointed toward this year's Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

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