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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Fans of Kentucky Derby preps have another treat in store this weekend with four on tap, all conveniently a day before the Super Bowl.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend horse racing

General a Rod put a nose in front at the wire to win the year's first derby, but weekend races might have more to say about what's to come.

Top turf racing abounds this weekend

A big wave of important turf races crests over the racing world this weekend, from Europe through the East Coast to Chicago and on west.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Turf stars shine in weekend horse racing

Some of the nation's top horses fuel a heavy schedule of turf races this weekend while Iowa runs its biggest races of the year.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Derby winner Orb take next step to Triple Crown glory?

Can Derby winner Orb take next step to Triple Crown glory?

The final pieces are in place for Kentucky Derby winner Orb to take the second step toward winning the Triple Crown.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
I'll Have Another draws No. 11 for Belmont

I'll Have Another draws No. 11 for Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- I'll Have Another will start from post position No. 11 Saturday as he tries to nail down the first Triple Crown championship in 34 years.
N.Y. bans top trainer Dutrow from racing

N.Y. bans top trainer Dutrow from racing

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Richard Dutrow Jr., trainer of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, was barred from racetracks Wednesday after New York officials revoked his license.
Curlin is Eclipse Horse of the Year

Curlin is Eclipse Horse of the Year

MIAMI, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Curlin, the all-time leading North American money-winning thoroughbred, was named 2008 Horse of the Year in Miami Monday night at the 38th Eclipse Awards.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Big Brown
Triple crown hopeful Big Brown and exercise rider Michelle Nevin cool down in the barn after practicing for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, New York on June 5, 2008. If Big Brown wins the Belmont Stakes, it will be the first time a horse has won the Triple Crown since the horse Affirmed won in 1978. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Big Brown (foaled April 10, 2005 in Kentucky) is a retired Champion American Thoroughbred racehorse and winner of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and 2008 Preakness Stakes. Bred by Dr. Gary B. Knapp's Monticule Farms in Lexington, Kentucky, he won his first five career starts. He was sired by Grade III winner Boundary, a son of North American Champion sire Danzig, a son of Northern Dancer. Big Brown's dam was Mien, also a granddaughter of Northern Dancer through her sire, Nureyev.

Big Brown, named by his owner in honor of UPS, was purchased by Brooklyn, New York trucking company owner Paul Pompa, Jr. for $190,000 at the Keeneland Sales 2007 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Pompa turned him over to trainer Patrick Reynolds for race conditioning. Ridden by Jeremy Rose, the colt made his two-year-old racing debut on September 3, 2007 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, running away from the field and winning by 11 ¼ lengths. Pompa then sold an interest in Big Brown to IEAH Stables, a subsidiary of International Equine Acquisitions Holdings, Inc., whose stated purpose is to create and manage an Equity Horse Fund, which will operate as a hedge fund. The new partnership sent the horse to the Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center in South Florida under the care of new trainer, Rick Dutrow.

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