Big Brown

Big Brown

Trainer:Richard E. Dutrow Jr.
Owner: IEAH Stable & Paul Pompa
Foaling Date: 2005-10-04
Pedigree: Boundary and Mien of Nureyev
Dosage: 4-7-23-2-0 (36)
Dosage Index / CD: 1.67 / 0.36 - 2

Notes: Big loss for Big Brown â he stranded just after the start! Nobody would have been surprised if Big Brown created a history by winning the American Triple Crown! He had set victory in the 2008 Kentucky Derby and 2008 Preakness Stakes in style and was a hot-favori te contender for the third jewel of Triple Crown â the Belmont Stakes. But everything went wrong for Big Brown at the ultimate hour of the race. His front left hoof was patched up due to a small crack just before the day of the Belmont racing. He was also not given the monthly dose of injection. Whatever be the cause, Big Brown suddenly ran slow and walked through the track. It is really disappoint ing to get the last position for a fighter like Big Brown. In the fourth race of his career, the 2008 Kentucky Derby, Big Brown was the 5-2 favorite and became the first horse since 1929 to set a win starting from the 20th gate. He is the first horse to register win on only three starts in the Kentucky Derby since 1915. Big Brown has shown his character in his debut race itself. Everyone was literally perplexed when a reddish brown muscular thoroughbr ed sprinted to victory in itâs debut race at Santa Anita Racecourse during 2007 spring meet. When rider Jeremy Rose started the race by pulling silky black mane of Big Brown, nobody paid attention but after setting victory he was applauded by all. Sired by Boundary and dam Mien, Big Brown was bred at Dr. Gary B. Knappâs Monticule Farms in Lexington. Brooklyn purchased Big Brown for $190,000 at the 2007 Keeneland April Two-Year-O lds in training sale, but was restricted to the sidelines due to foot injury. Notable Performanc e: 2007 Saratoga Race Course (1st); 2007 Saratoga Maiden Special (1st); Grade 1 2008 Florida Derby Stakes (1st); 2008 Kentucky Derby (1st); 2008 Preakness Stakes (1st).

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2008 7 6 - - $3,576,700
2007 1 1 - - $37,800

It is the first horse since 1915 that has set up winning title in the Derby after only three lifetime starts.
Big Brown is the first winner since 1929 to clinch victory from the post position 20.
Big Brown is heading towards New York to get the first Triple Crown in 30 years.
Since his debut, Big Brown has won five races out of five starts including three major wins in 2008 - the Florida Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.


2008 Belmont Stakes - Big Brown Finishes Last


BIG BROWN - 2008 Haskell Invitational

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