11/15/2011 4:28PM

Workforce, sold, retired, to stand in Japan

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Workforce, a top European 3-year-old of 2010 but something of a disappointment this season at 4, has been sold by owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms to owner Teruya Yoshida and retired to stud at Yoshida’s Shadai Farm in Japan.

Workforce, a King’s Best colt, won 4 of 9 career starts. He won the 2010 Epsom Derby by seven lengths, and after a surprising defeat came back to capture the 2010 Arc by a head. Workforce was shipped to Churchill Downs for the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf, but was scratched the morning of the race, his connections unhappy with course conditions.

Workforce won his 2011 comeback race, a minor Group 3 event, but never came back to his best 3-year-old form. He was twice second to good horses, Nathaniel and So You Think, but could only finish only 12th in this year’s Arc, which would be his final start.