Does Big Brown have a date with destiny?
Can he really win the Triple Crown?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Eighteen times since World War II horses went into the Belmont Stakes and a possible date with destiny to become a Triple Crown champion.
That always reminds me of the 1942 pop hit that rings true today: Ive Heard That Song Before. It was featured in the film appropriately entitled Youth on Parade -- the year after Whirlaway became the fifth 3-year-old to perform the feat since Sir Barton in 19.
Eighteen times the racing gods crushed Triple Crown horse race betting dreams since 44 when Pensive lost by a half-length to Bounding Home. Actually Belmont Park has been the Graveyard of Champions even more so than Saratoga.
Close but no cigar has never been so telling: 0-8-5. In addition five off-the-board runners in the Belmont included three fourth-place finishes.
Since Affirmed edged Alydar in 78 Ive had my fingers crossed 10 times that wed see a Triple Crown champ.
In 79 Spectacular Bid the 1-5 favorite in a field of eight looked unbeatable riding a 12-race winning streak that including seven straight victories as a sophomore.
The son of Bold Bidder attempting to become the fourth Triple Crown champ during the 70s was bumped at the break and fell behind early. However by the time he hit the stretch he was in command.
But Spectacular Bid weakened in the drive and wound up third. After the race trainer Doug Delp revealed a safety pin had been found in one of his hooves the morning of the race. That caused a serious infection and the colt was sidelined for a while.
Big Brown is the seventh horse in the past dozen years with eyes focused on Americas most treasured racing record Im hoping the son of Boundary has better luck that the past six. Lets return to those June afternoons of yesteryear:
June 7 1997: Silver Charm gave Bob Baffert three chances in six years to saddle a Triple Crown winner. The colt fought for the lead several times in the seven-horse field before getting in front of Free House during the drive. Then Touch Gold appeared on the far outside in deep stretch and rocketed to the wire first by three-quarters of a length.
June 6 1998: Baffert sent out Real Quiet against 10 challengers. Up by four lengths at the eighth pole the Kentucky Derby-Preakness Stakes winner began to shorten stride and bear out which some experts said would have disqualified him if Victory Gallop hadnt got his nose in front.
June 5 1999: D. Wayne Lukas saddled Charismatic in a 12-horse field. After dueling with Silverbulletday much of the way he tried to hold off Lemon Drop Kid and Vision and Verse who hit the wire heads apart in that order. Sensing a bad step after Charismastic finished third Chris Antley pulled him up and held the left foreleg to prevent further injury. Successful surgery sent the horse to stud.
June 8 2002: Bafferts War Emblem facing 10 rivals stumbled and nearly fell to his knees leaving the gate. After working his way from fifth to the lead after six furlongs he dropped out of contention at the top of the stretch and ran eighth the worst finish of any Derby-Preakness winner.
June 7 2003: Funny Cide was only opposed by five challengers the smallest field since 94 when Preakness winner Tabasco Cat defeated Derby champ Go for Gin. Empire Maker who skipped the Preakness after running second in the Derby defeated third-place finisher Funny Cide in the slop as Ten Most Wanted ran second.
June 5 2004: Smarty Jones entered the race hoping to join Seattle Slew 77 as the only undefeated winners of the Triple Crown. Breaking from the outside post against eight foes he took over after a mile and increased his lead to 3 lengths with a quarter-mile to go. Birdstone making up ground in the stretch closed steadily to win by a length.
- 4 years ago
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- Buffalo1Lv 41 decade ago
Yes. In a word, this horse is a beast. Providing that there are no further setbacks, I think he will win the Belmont. My question is, what will the time be? I'm hoping hes pushed, so we can see him post a great time
- AmberLv 51 decade ago
Big Brown has an appointment with destiny, a date with..................destiny!
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- no.1cardsLv 61 decade ago
I'll be betting against him.