Was the horse merely tired or was the hoof injury worse than his trainers claimed?
By Brett ZardaPosted 06.09.2008 at 1:37 pm 2 Comments
Was it the foot? No matter the credentials of experts claiming otherwise, Big Brown’s failure to win the Triple Crown will forever be linked to that question. After dominating at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Big Brown dived, finishing in last place despite being favored at 1-4 odds.
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