Stallion Spotlight: Tom Hamm Of Three Chimneys On Will Take Charge

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season.

Today, Three Chimneys‘ director of stallion seasons Tom Hamm talks about Will Take Charge, an Eclipse Award winner whose best runners include Grade 1-placed Manny Wah, Grade 2-placed Lightscameraaction, and stakes winner Kim K.

Will Take Charge
Ch. h., 2010, Unbridled’s Song x Take Charge Lady, by Dehere
Race Record: 21-7-6-1; $3,924,648
Notable Wins: G1 Travers Stakes, G1 Clark Handicap, G2 Pennsylvania Derby, G2 Rebel Stakes, G2 Oaklawn Handicap, Smarty Jones Stakes
Advertised Fee: $15,000

1) What is Will Take Charge’s strongest selling point as a stallion?

Hamm: Soundness, pedigree, and race record.

2) If I’ve got a mare that needs help from the stallion on a physical characteristic, what can Will Take Charge best contribute to the equation?  

Hamm: Will Take Charge is an exceptional physical at 17 hands that would be able to contribute good size and scope with plenty of bone and substance. He is also very correct and could help improve a mare that is not conformationally correct.

3) Will Take Charge is one of the final sons of the late Unbridled’s Song to stand at stud. How does he fit the Unbridled’s Song profile, and what makes him stand out from the other sons in this last group? 

Hamm: Like other Unbridled’s Song sons, Will Take Charge was an exceptional racehorse as a multiple Grade 1-winning 3-year-old champion. I think where he stands out more than other sons of Unbridled’s Song was his soundness, with seven wins in 21 starts from two to four years old.

4) Will Take Charge is out of Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, putting him in one of the most active families in the stud book. What do you see from the female family in Will Take Charge and his foals?

Hamm: I see a lot of quality and versatility in his progeny. Fillies in particular seem to be performing well, and that comes from the depth of the female family I believe.

5) What can a breeder expect from a Will Take Charge foal as a weanling? As a yearling? 

Hamm: I think breeders can expect the foals of Will Take Charge to be correct, well balanced, with plenty of size and substance. His foals are typically athletic and very nice physicals.

6) What are you learning about the Will Take Charges now that his oldest crop are 4-year-olds?

Hamm: His foals are very versatile performing on both the turf and dirt. In addition, they can sprint, such as Grade 1-placed Manny Wah or stretch out around two turns as Grade 3-placed Take Charge Eh did in the G3 Mazarine Stakes.

7) What crosses – either physical or pedigree – seem to be the most consistent in producing winners from Will Take Charge, and which ones do you think might have potential to grow in that category?

Hamm: Mr. Prospector, A.P. Indy, and Danzig crosses have shown to work well both physically and on the race track. I believe that the Mr. Prospector cross has some good potential with both Manny Wah and Herrschaft coming from that cross.

8) What’s something about Will Take Charge that you think goes overlooked?

Hamm: The number of quality runners and graded stakes horses he has produced. He is a versatile sire with a royal pedigree.

9) Will Take Charge stands for $15,000. What makes him a standout in that price range? 

Hamm: The fact that he was an amazing racehorse that was incredibly sound with his depth of pedigree makes him an amazing value at this price.

10) What else should someone considering Will Take Charge know before making the call? 

Hamm: He is a versatile stallion that is proving to get runners on any surface as well as any distance.

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