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Big Brown fails in Triple Crown bid

Big Brown fails in Triple Crown bid

Big Brown failed in his bid to become U.S. horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner when he finished last behind Da' Tara in the Belmont Stakes.
Da' Tara led from the start to beat eight other thoroughbreds over 2,400 meters (1.5 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."
The bay colt's disappointing performance followed convincing victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He failed on the same track where 10 horses had been beaten over the last three decades. The last horse to win the U.S. thoroughbred Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.


Updated : 2021-07-25 15:44 GMT+08:00