The victory provided Brown, 40, with his 11th grass win in the Breeders' Cup and 13th overall, all since 2008, and his success in the turf category pushed him past Aidan O'Brien, with whom he had been tied with 10 grass wins.
Structor needed to defeat a couple of O'Brien trainees in the Juvenile Turf, Fort Myers and Arizona, the latter the 2-1 favorite. But beat them he did after finding racing room in the stretch, defeating 55-1 longshot Billy Batts by three-quarters of a length.
Despite Friday's grass victory, as well as his own personal accomplishment, Brown had dirt races on his mind when interviewed in the winner's circle. That could potentially make the colt a participant next spring in prep races leading toward the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve.
"He trains very well on it," Brown said. "He deserves it and he's got the right running style to potentially run on both surfaces." —Byron King