It’s not every day a horse just like Big Brown comes around to draw the attention of the media; this has been about 30 decades, actually. Therefore why are horse racing fans prepared to bet on him to win the 2008 Belmont Stakes? It’s simple, really: Big Brown has won the first two jewels, he is fast, he’s strong, he’s got excellent endurance and celestial determination. But above all he’s got the heart of a champion – a Triple Crown winner.
When Big Brown burst out of the judi online at the 2008 Kentucky Derby and hauled off the field at Churchill Downs to win by 4 3/4 lengths over second-place finisher Eight Belles — we all watched in amazement. When he made a repeat performance at the 2008 Preakness Stakes, this time completing 5 1/4 lengths ahead of longshot Macho Again — we stood and we all loathed because we all knew this is a special moment.
Big Brown is really a big deal – he’s the real deal.
So imagine if he has a crack in his or her demeanor? (It’s been repaired and in accordance with trainer Rick Dutrow he is as good as new.) Just what exactly will we do if Big Brown wins the 2008 Belmont Stakes? What exactly will we do when he really doesn’t?
The oddson favorite to win the Belmont Stakes, Big Brown must instinctively know that this next race is likely to be his biggest.
Odds on favorites to win the Belmont Stakes have gone 12-for-30 along with the past five horses were conquered. If Big Brown could win that one he will become only the 12th Triple Crown winner at the history of American thoroughbred racing.
Critics and odds makers are saying that the area of horses competing to the Belmont Stakes isn’t quite as challenging as they’re at days gone by; this due to his sheer size and potency, a winning bet on Big Brown sounds easy enough for the novice horse handicapper.
But do not be too quick to rule out one of Big Brown’s main competitors: Casino Drive.
Casino Drive comes from the exact same mare (Better Than Honour) because the previous 2 Belmont Stakes winners — Jazil and Rags to Riches — also he won the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths, within the 1 1/8 miles trail at Belmont Park in 1:47.87 and earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 101. With that type of history, you would believe that Casino Drive may make short work of their 1 1/2 miles off dirt track put out at the front of him at the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
Despite having Big Brown kicking dirt from his face?
Jockey Kent Desmoreaux, the American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey who holds the U.S. album for most races obtained in a single year, will yet again be riding Big Brown on race June 7th. Having won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes atop Big Brown, Desmoreaux knows this special horse is really capable of doing. Ironically, Desmoreaux was likewise the winning jockey who dared Casino Drive to success at the Peter Pan Stakes. None the less, Desmoreaux stands firm on his decision when asked which would be the horse – Casino Drive or even Big Brown.