11/08/2010 3:41PM

Arc winner Workforce to race in 2011


Workforce, the heavy morning-line favorite who was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Turf because of course conditions, will return to race next year at age 4, his connections announced Monday.

Workforce scored victories in the Epsom Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2010, and came to Churchill the hot BC Turf favorite off his Arc win. But after training daily on the Churchill turf from Tuesday through Friday, Workforce was pulled from the race Saturday morning because his connections did not want to race over grass they considered too firm for their horse.

Workforce won’t start again this year, Juddmonte Farms’ racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe told the Racing Post, but will become the first Epsom Derby winner since 2006 to return for a 4-year-old campaign.