Big Brown returned to work Wednesday morning.
In his first workout since running last in the Belmont Stakes
last month, Big Brown went five-eighths of a mile in a slow 1:06.71
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner hit the track about 5:45
a.m. with regular exercise rider Michelle Nevin aboard.
"It was no big deal, a nice easy breeze," trainer Rick Dutrow
Jr. said. "I told Michelle not to go too fast. He looks like he's
Dutrow said the 3-year-old colt's feet, including the cracked
hoof patched the day before the Belmont, are in fine shape.
"Everything looks good. The quarter crack is long gone,"
The next race for Big Brown will likely be the $1 million
Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 3.