Shattering news for the connections of Ballarat galloper Foundry.
He is out of the $5m All-Star Mile at Flemington on Saturday.
The Terry Kelly-trained Foundry was scratched on veterinary advice on Friday morning.
Racing Victoria stewards announced the withdrawal had been officially made at 10.15am.
This came after he failed to pass an examination on Thursday, when lameness was detected in the nine-year-old’s near-side leg.
Connections would have picked up a minimum $90,000 in earnings had he started for what would have been his first run since being acquired from Lloyd Williams.