Big Brown Fails In Triple Crown Bid

NEW YORK (AP) - Big Brown failed in his bid to become horse
racing's 12th Triple Crown winner when he finished dead last to Da'
Tara in the Belmont Stakes.

Da' Tara went wire to wire to beat eight other thoroughbreds
over 1½ miles, the longest and toughest of the three classics.

"I had no horse," said Big Brown's jockey, Kent Desormeaux.

All week long, Big Brown's trainer, Rick Dutrow Jr. said the
horse's victory was "a foregone conclusion." He turned out be
wrong.

The bay colt's disappointing performance followed convincing
victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He failed on the
same track where 10 horses had been beaten over the last three
decades. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in
1978.


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  • by esther Location: letcher county on Jun 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM
    went to visit my son at letcher county jail today the jail is floating in raw sewage, the people in jail are breathing this is a horrible condition and also a health hazard please investigate this.
  • by Mary on Jun 8, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    The vet said they couldnt find nothing wrong with the horse....So obviously this was a set up and the people who betted on this horse got it in the arse!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2008 at 07:39 PM
    Atleast he is still alive. Just because he did not win the Triple Crown does not make him any less of a champion.
  • by Lori Location: Lexington on Jun 7, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    You cannot expect a lame horse to win races. Be grateful for the wins Big Brown had. His owner, trainer, and jockey should be very proud of the job the horse has done instead of beating him down because of one race. Yes, it was an important race but the horses' health should matter just as much as the money he brings in! The jockey should be ashamed of himself for the comment he made about Big Brown. The horse has been lame for weeks. He shouldn't have had to race at all. Kentucky should be proud of the races he won. Congratulations
  • by Hillary Location: EatinCrow on Jun 7, 2008 at 05:25 PM
    Welcome to the club Big Brown.
  • by horse fan Location: lexington on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:36 PM
    Hats off to Kent Desmereaux for pulling Big Brown up when he thought something was wrong. Where was Dutrow's big loud mouth after the race? What an arrogant braggart! I love Big Brown, but have to wonder how much of his ability was due to steroids. It's time that ALL drugs be banned from ALL sports and we see both human and animal athletes compete using their natural abilities. I'm just glad all the horses and jockeys had a safe race. That's more important than the Triple Crown.
  • by VALARIE Location: lexington on Jun 7, 2008 at 04:32 PM
    big brown we all still love you. you re a great horse and when you make a little brown he or she will be just like you

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