Big Brown Set To Retire In Central Kentucky

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

On Monday, Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown arrived at Belmont Park in New York for a run at history. The champion horse is set to become the first horse in thirty-years to complete the triple crown; with wins at the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont.

After this year, the colt will stand stud right here in the bluegrass at Three Chimney's Farm in Midway.

"We were thrilled, we found out Saturday," said Case Clay, President of Three Chimney's Farm. "The deal became official shortly before Big Brown won the Preakness."

Big Brown was bred just down the road at Monticule Farm in Lexington.

"It's been an unbelievable ride so far, we can't believe it," said Gary B. Knapp, owner of Monticule Farm.

This won't be the first famed horse to retire at Three Chimney's; Seattle Slew retired there and Smarty Jones still calls the farm home.

"Smarty came to us in August of 2004 and still averages about 25,000 visitors each year," said Clay.

Besides successful offspring, the farm is also hopeful Big Brown will generate similar hype, bringing thousands of people to the farm from all over the world.

IEAH Stables co-owner Michael Lavarone has said Big Brown won't race as a 4-year-old, with possible retirement shortly after the Belmont, win or lose. No official decision has been made.

Big Brown will chase the coveted triple-crown on Saturday, June 7th.


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  • by Wanda Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 46032 on Nov 3, 2008 at 09:31 AM
    My brother has kept me informed about Big Brown as often as he learns things. I plan to vist your farm again and hope to visit with the beautiful horses. What would I need to do tomake a reservation for me and some family members to visit.
  • by Kellogg Location: Paris on May 20, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    He should follow in Secretariats shoes and retire at claiborne farm if he wins the triple crown. If he doesn't win it then 3 chimneys is a good place. :)
  • by stephanie Location: hustonville ky on May 19, 2008 at 03:42 PM
    I THINK IT WILL BE WONDERFUL.

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