And now for the sad news…
A few weeks ago we mentioned that Take Control, the son of A.P. Indy and Azeri formerly named Vallenzeri, was back from outer space and entered in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. We mentioned it primarily because no one else seemed to be.
A few thoughts from the internet:
Sad to report that Take Control just went down working with Martin Garcia…jock got up…Take Control looks in real trouble. #justsad
— Larry Zap (@larryzapeye) October 17, 2013
Vann Belvoir assists Martin Garcia after the rider was thrown from fatally injured Take Control on Oct. 17, 2013. pic.twitter.com/BAh7dIHZvb
— Marcie Heacox (@TheGallopOut) October 17, 2013
Distraught over news that 6YO Take Control (A.P. Indy-Azeri) suffered fatal injury at Santa Anita. Photo from 2010. pic.twitter.com/GNsIcXsva7
— Thoroughbred Info (@ThorobredInfo) October 17, 2013
Take Control had some obvious issues with all the layoffs in his schedule. The fact he wasn't retired was terrible mismanagement.
— Greg Reinhart (@GregReinhart) October 17, 2013
Really can't express how frustrating it is to have learned Take Control, a son of Azeri, and a $7.7m RNA, broke down today
— Pat Cummings (@DubaiRaceNight) October 17, 2013
DAMN! R.I.P. Take Control, this colt should have been retired! Baffert and Shah, another dead horse of yours! http://t.co/nmKQOAxpvq
— Greg Jones (@WOOKIE318) October 17, 2013
Tweebster, irrefutable, global exchange, naseeb and take control. All dead, all owned by Kaleem Shah.
— Minxy (@Minxified) October 17, 2013
Baffert on Take Control's breakdown: "He's been with us a long time…It was a sad day at the barn." http://t.co/EtQgOs5QTj
— Esther Marr (@BH_EMarr) October 17, 2013