Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown has been retired from racing after injuring his foot Monday while preparing for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
The career-ending injury, although not life-threatening, means the top 3-year-old colt won't face Horse of the Year Curlin in the much-anticipated matchup at Santa Anita on Oct. 25.
The race probably would have been Big Brown's last. He finishes his career with $3,614,500 in earnings.
Big Brown injured his right front foot in a workout Monday morning at Aqueduct in New York.
"He screwed up his foot; he's going to miss" the Breeders' Cup, a disheartened Rick Dutrow Jr., Big Brown's trainer, said.
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