09/19/2005 11:00PM

BC loses two Euro possibles


The Breeders' Cup lost two potential European starters on Tuesday with the announcement by Godolphin that it has purchased both Proclamation and Imperial Stride and that neither will run again this year.

Formerly trained by Jeremy Noseda for Sheikh Mohammed's wife, Princess Haya of Jordan, Proclamation, winner of the Sussex Stakes, had been slated to use the Group 1 Prix de Foret at Longchamp on Oct. 1 as his prep for the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Imperial Stride had won the Group 3 September Stakes on Sept. 3 and was being aimed by trainer Michael Stoute and former owner Saeed Suhail for the Champion Stakes at Newmarket on Oct. 15 as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Turf on Oct. 29.

Instead, Sheikh Mohammed has decided to take them out of action before sending them to Godolphin's Dubai headquarters for the winter.