Racing fans everywhere watched last week hoping that Big Brown would win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years. Much to everyone's disappointment, he finished dead last.
Boston's, Suffolk Downs was certainly hoping for him to win --> "Suffolk Downs is offering a $5 million purse for the Massachusetts Handicap if Big Brown wins the Triple Crown and both he and Curlin go undefeated and start in the race against each other."
With a dazzling 7 wins in 8 starts, it will likely be that one loss that defines this horses career. Now that he has torn off 3 inches of flesh from his right foot in a workout at Aquaduct on Monday and the injury is expected to take months to heal, the decision to retire him has been made.
Having Big Brown taken out of the line up will take a little of the excitement out of this years final races, but by the end of the year he should be healed and will be off to begin his stud career.
Better luck with that Big Brown.