Big Drama, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and reigning
Eclipse Award champion sprinter, has been retired, trainer David Fawkes
said Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.
Big Drama ended his career on Saturday finishing seventh in defense
of his title in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Big Drama, a 5-year-old
homebred son of Montbrook owned by Harold Queen, led throughout to
capture last year’s Sprint by 1 1/2 lengths under jockey Eibar Coa.
Big Drama, who retires with a record of 11 wins in 19 starts and
earnings of $2,746,060, made only three starts in 2011. Aside from his
performance in the Sprint, he also set a six-furlong track record
winning Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Mr. Prospector in January and captured
Calder’s Whippleton Stakes on Sept. 4.