According to Dick Downey today...
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Take Control: Gone from Derby Trail
Almost as soon as he emerged as a contender for the Triple Crown, Take Control was taken out of the fray when trainer Bob Baffert announced he came down with a sore shin after his debut win at a mile on Santa Anita on Dec. 30.
After last year, when Kentucky Derby contenders were either stricken down or removed from the Derby Trail right and left in the waning stages leading to the competition, Take Control became the first defection of 2010.
Baffert told Bloodhorse.com, "It’s better in the long run, because he is so immature and needs time to grow. He will be ready for summer Derbies and will be a great Travers horse. At least we know he can run. If these 3-year-olds show me one slight problem I will take them off the Derby trail quickly.”
Take Control, a son of A.P. Indy, is the first foal out of Azeri, 2002 Horse of the Year and champion older female 2002-2004. She earned $4,079,820. The sum of $7.7 million was bid for him at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale, but Michael Paulson of the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust turned down the sale, and Take Control was later bought for $1.9 million by Kaleem Shah at Keeneland's 2009 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Paulson was removed as trustee