Florida breeder/owner Harold Queen has retired his homebred Eclipse Award winner and Breeders’ Cup winner Big Drama. Breeding plans are undecided.
“He came out of his last race fine,” said Queen about Big Drama’s seventh-place finish in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5. “I’ve talked to three interested parties about standing Big Drama and plan to talk to several others.”
A year ago, Big Drama won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint to clinch champion sprint honors. He also won last year’s Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) and the Ponche Handicap and ran second in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) and the Forego Stakes (gr. I), both at Saratoga.
This year Big Drama took the Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) in track-record time of 1:08.12 for six furlongs at Gulfstream Park, and the Whippleton Stakes.
During his career Big Drama captured 11 of 19 races and earned $2,746,060. All four of his runner-up efforts came in graded stakes.