Photo of Big Brown winning Florida Derby: by Coglianese Photographs
While I generally publish "Silent Sunday" each week, I can hardly contain myself and be quiet. I am far too excited and awed Big Brown's performance and win.
One of the most beautiful races I have ever seen was the running of the Preakness Stakes yesterday afternoon. Big Brown finished with a huge win, loping over the finish line, winning by 5 1/4 lengths, not even appearing to break a sweat. This horse has an afterburner that rivals a jet fighter plane.
Aside from Big Brown galloping away to victory capturing the second leg of the Triple Crown series, the greatest part about yesterday's races was that no horses were injured. We all breathed a sigh of relief when the races were finished and all horses returned to their stalls safe and sound.
I am positive that little patch of white spot on his side is his power spot. Jockey, Kent Desormeaux certainly knows how and when to touch it because that horse flew like the wind when he got ready to leave the other contenders in the dust. It sure appears that Big Brown doesn't have to worry about getting dirt in his face.
I am positive he could have set a record, but I bet my bottom dollar that Mr. Desormeaux felt no need to push Big Brown, to keep him fresh for the strenuous running of the third and final jewel of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, on June 7.
I for one am on pins and needles in anticipation about the Belmont. But I certainly don't want to count my chickens before they are hatched in order not to jinx him.
Even if you watched the race yesterday, you can enjoy viewing it again with the video from partymanners.
What did you feel while watching the running of The Preakness Stakes? Did you know that Big Brown would be victorious? Leave a comment and let us know!