Sunday, June 8, 2008

Big Brown didn't do so well Saturday

Here's the video of yesterday's Belmont Stakes, where Big Brown finished dead last and fell short of the first Triple Crown in 30 years.
I hope this doesn't seem insensitive, but when I saw Kent Desormeaux pull Big Brown back like that I thought we might see another horse get put down on the track. That was me jumping to conclusions way too quickly, but I thought maybe the hoof crack ripped apart. Had that happened, right after the televised end of Eight Belles, the horse racing industry - already under scrutiny - would probably be under congressional review.

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