Affirmed did it in 1978, and we’ll have to wait another year for a new Triple Crown winner. ‘Big Brown’ loses! Coming out of the rail at post number 1, Big Brown comes in last lightly galloping. ‘Big Brown’ moves to a career record of 5-1, 6 starts with 5 wins. It is uncertain if ‘Big Brown’ was injured during the race, but replays show no evidence of that.
Da’Tara took the early lead and did not look back. A horse trained by Nick Zito, Da’Tara looked strong the entire race. The win bet paid out an astonishing $79.00.
Could the injured hoof be the reason why ‘Big Brown’ did not win?
On a side note, be careful looking for ‘Big Brown’ through google images. I dropped my laptop at the results, here’s an example.
Belmont Stakes Results:
6 Da’Tara $79.00 $28.00 $14.00
4 Denis of Cork $5.40 $4.10
8 Anak Nakal/ Ready’s Echo $7.60 (Dead Heat)