Trainer Michael Stoute notified Breeders' Cup officials at 9:30 a.m. EDT Nov. 6 that Workforce,
the morning-line favorite for the Emirates Airline Turf (gr. IT), would
not run in the race at Churchill Downs. Stoute had been considering
withdrawing the Gran Prix de l’Arc (Fr-I) winner for days due to the
firm condition of the Churchill turf course.
"The ground has not gone our way," said Teddy
Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Juddmonte Farms. "There has been
no rain and the ground is firmer than we would like for Workforce. We
have absolutely no complaints, but the welfare of the horse is
paramount. (Juddmonte owner) Prince Khalid has always been a great
supporter of the Breeders’ Cup, and no one is more disappointed than
In another scratch on the second day of the Breeders' Cup, Joseph Lacombe’s homebred Typhoon Slew has been scratched from the Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT). The son of the Stormy Atlantic is trained by Mike Maker. The colt, who broke his maiden on turf, was a 15-1 outsider in the morning line.