Saturday, June 07, 2008

Big Bad Brown

Big Brown

I almost bought into the hype, almost. I have spent Belmont Saturday with the recorder on before, waiting to catch a piece of history. But like many other super star horses who have come to Nassau County looking to win the Triple Crown, Big Brown will have to make do with two very special victories. The Kentucky Derby and the Preakeness Stakes are wonderful races and Big Brown won both in style. However, the Belmont Stakes is another animal all together, at a mile and a half, it is where Triple Crown dreams go to be shattered.

So Affirmed will be the last Triple Crown winner we have, for another year. Until a horse wins the Derby and the Preakness, and then the talk about the next Triple Crown winner will take everyone back to Long Island, and the dream crushing Belmont.

I think Big Brown will bounce back, it just hard to win three races in a row, especially against the caliber of horses in the those three races.

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