Big Brown Injured, Heads Out to Stud

Colt won't get chance to run against Curlin in Breeders' Cup

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 13, 2008 2:37 PM CDT

(Newser) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown injured his right front foot during a workout this morning in New York and will immediately be retired to stud, the Blood-Horse reports. The bay colt's retirement means he'll miss his eagerly awaited faceoff with Curlin in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic. "We did everything we could to get to the Breeders' Cup," said co-owner Michael Iavarone. "It's devastating."

In this May 1, 2008 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Big Brown is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
In this May 1, 2008 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Big Brown is seen at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.   (AP Photo)
In this May 3, 2008 file photo, Kent Desormeaux rides Big Brown to a victory in the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
In this May 3, 2008 file photo, Kent Desormeaux rides Big Brown to a victory in the 134th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.   (AP Photo)
In this June 2, 2008 file photo, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown waits on the rail at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.
In this June 2, 2008 file photo, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown waits on the rail at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY.   (AP Photo)
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