Race horses have the career trajectory of porn stars. They start off as soon as they’re legal to perform, get purchased up by sleazy old white men, are viewed by millions of people over an extremely short period of time, and then, mere years later, have become so beaten and broken by the system that they’re forced to retire to a stud farm. Well folks, it’s time to open up the breeding gates once more: Big Brown’s career is over.
The 3-year-old championship colt injured his right foot today during a workout while preparing for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Classic, which was to be his final race before retiring. Big Brown was able to complete his six-furlough work - whatever that means - until trainer Rick Dutrow noticed all sorts of blood coming out of his foot. “It looks like he grabbed himself in a bad spot,” Dutrow said.
But the important thing is, how will this latest injury affect his stud fee?