Once again another Triple Crown disappointment at the majestic, mysterious Belmont. The last 30 years horse racing has not seen a Triple crown winner, the streak continues after today’s Belmont. Horse Big Brown had one the first two legs of the Triple Crown by winning at both Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes but not Belmont. Big Brown had been made the 2-5 favorite for Saturday’s 1 1/2 mile “Test of Champions” at Belmont Park.
Big Brown failed in his bid to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner when he finished dead last to Da’ Tara, the winner today.
“I had no horse,” said Big Brown’s jockey, Kent Desormeaux.
So what went wrong?, ” I have no idea.”
The bay colt’s disappointing performance followed convincing victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He failed on the same track where 10 horses had been beaten over the last three decades. The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.
Belmont has been the most difficult of the three to win for the Triple Crown.
Anyone say, hoof injury?