Big Brown Wins Big
Two down, one to go?
Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode Big Brown to victory on Saturday, May 17th, in the 133rd Preakness Stakes, just weeks after his runaway win in the Kentucky Derby.
By the time they hit the back stretch, it wasn't even close.
The Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore., Maryland) crowd went wild, along with trainer Rick Dutrow, Jr., as the big bay thoroughbred raced to the fore, claiming the win by more than five lengths.
The undefeated three-year-old will carry high hopes in the Belmont Stakes (June 9, 2008), as he will be the third horse in ten years to aim for the Triple Crown. The last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed (1978).