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BIG BROWN OUT OF BC and RETIRED!!!!!   Horse Racing

Started by pepsmom1; 2436 views.
pepsmom1

From: pepsmom1

10/13/08

Just in from The Blood-Horse!!!

Big Brown Injured; Out of Breeders' Cup

by Karen Johnson
Date Posted: October 13, 2008

Big Brown was declared out of the Breeders' Cup Classic after sustaining an injury during a workout at Aqueduct this morning.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I0 had worked in company with Kip Deville over the turf course, with the stablemates finishing together in final time of 1:12 4/5 for six furlongs.

Afterward, it was determined that the colt had grabbed a quarter on the inside of the right front foot.

More details to follow.

posted by Sally in Indy

godmom2

From: godmom2

10/13/08

Just saw this!

Oh man . . . .  reminds me of Rock Hard Ten a few years back, when I was looking forward to his racing against Saint Liam.  I guess now the shoe (no pun intended) is on the other foot for Dutrow, as he now has the injured horse.

Wonder if he'll come back to race Curlin at Churchill later.  My guess is that he'll be retired.

  • Edited 10/13/2008 10:52 am by godmom2
pepsmom1

From: pepsmom1

10/13/08

I was so looking forward to the match up at the Breeders' Cup. I did not want a match race between the two, but the Classic would have been incredible with (hopefully) Curlin, Brown, Casino Drive and the others. Now I wonder if Curlin will "like" the surface, or will Jackson & Asmussen decide not to defend. It will be interesting to see what decisions are made.

I agree with you, I believe Brown will be retired now.

Sally in Indy

Guest

From: Guest

10/13/08

Oh no, poor Big Brown!  It will be a shame not to see him run against Curlin in the Breeders Cup.  Whether he races again or not, I hope he has a speedy recovery!
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godmom2

From: godmom2

10/13/08

From the DRF:

http://www.drf.com/news/article/99020.html

Breeders' Cup | Posted 10/13/2008, 10:49 am

Big Brown injured, Breeders' Cup unlikely

By David Grening

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown will most likely have to skip the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic after injuring his right front foot during a turf workout Monday morning at Aqueduct. Big Brown worked six furlongs in company with defending Breeders' Cup Mile winner Kip Deville. At some point during the move, Big Brown tore off a chunk of his right front foot.

"It's on the bulb of his heel, those things you can't fix, you got to let it heal," said trainer Rick Dutrow. "I can't imagine that he's going to make the race."

Pre-entries for the Breeders' Cup have to made by Tuesday. Owners Michael Iavarone and Paul Pompa Jr. were at Aqueduct to watch the work. When leaving the barn Iavarone would not speculate on whether Big Brown would be pre-entered in the Classic.

Guest

From: Guest

10/13/08

My own personal hope is that Michele was on him this morning and he can be retired with her being the last one to have ridden him. I'd like to believe he will be retired happy and I've never believed he was really happy running after the Derby.

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  • Edited 10/13/2008 11:02 am by regalmrj
marygran

From: marygran

10/13/08

Oh, that's really too bad, I'm sorry to hear of this.  Really wanted to see him run.

Mary in MD

pepsmom1

From: pepsmom1

10/13/08

It's official - he's retired. And the injury sounds terrible - I hope he will be ok.

from The Blood-Horse:

Big Brown Retired After Workout Injury

Date Posted: October 13, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2008

Big Brown Retired After Workout Injury

By Karen Johnson and
Steve haskin

Dual classic winner Big Brown has been retired after sustaining an injury during a workout at Aqueduct the morning of Oct. 13.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) had worked in company with Kip Deville over the turf course, with the stablemates finishing together in final time of 1:12 4/5 for six furlongs.

Afterward, it was determined that the colt had grabbed a quarter on the inside of the right front foot. The injury and subsequent retirement means the highly anticipated showdown between he 3-year-old colt and reigning Horse of the Year Curlin will not take place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I).

"Big Brown has been retired," said Michael Iavarone, co-owner of IEAH Stables. "He not only tore the bulb off his foot, but half the foot was torn off. We did everything we could to get to the Breeders' Cup. It's devastating. And what makes it even worse is that he worked great."

Big Brown will enter stud at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys farm for the 2009 breeding season.

Copyright © 2008 The Blood-Horse, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

posted by Sally in Indy

OMG, what a shock! Poor BB !! :(( I can't imagine the kind of discomfort he is in! He has had previous foot problems, just can't imagine how this could have happened on the turf, but I'm glad they are retiring him. His main goal now is to heal and feel better! Such sad news! :((
whitney23187

From: whitney23187

10/13/08

i am sick about this--love that horse---glad he is safe but am sure the curlin hacks(not true fans but hacks) will start the 'see he is afraid of curlin' crap or 'see he was never going to run anyway'....at LEAST all that junk is also over ..........
  • Edited 10/13/2008 9:57 pm ET by whitney23187
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