Richard Dutrow Jr.

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Big Brown's Owner Scraps Steroids

Says his stable will no longer use them; calls on others to do the same

(Newser) - The owners of Big Brown say they will no longer give their horses steroids and called on others in the industry to do the same, the New York Times reports. The near Triple Crown winner drew scrutiny and some criticism when trainer Rick Dutrow admitted injecting the horse—legally—with... More »

Big Brown More Compelling in Defeat

Belmont defeat reminds us of why we race in the first place

(Newser) - Big Brown may have performed poorly at the Belmont Stakes, but his loss makes for a better story than victory would have, and he's in good company, writes Wallace Matthews in Newsday. Between Roberto Duran throwing in the towel against Sugar Ray Leonard, and Alex Rodriguez's plummeting temperature each postseason,... More »

Big Brown's Trainer Makes Big Boast

Confident Dutrow calls Triple Crown 'foregone conclusion'

(Newser) - When Big Brown enters the gate for the Belmont Stakes next week, one member of the crowd won't be on pins and needles: Rick Dutrow is confident his horse will win, reports USA Today. "I feel that he will do it. It's actually a foregone conclusion for me,"... More »

Just How Big is Big Brown?

The colt may be one of the best ever, or the field may just be weak

(Newser) - With Big Brown on the brink of being the first to snag horse racing's Triple Crown in three decades, some are wondering if the colt is really untouchable—or whether he's just the best of a mediocre field. The Belmont Stakes, on June 7, might help answer that question, the... More »

Derby Trainer Finds Redemption

Big Brown conditioner Dutrow finishes journey

(Newser) - Ten years ago, Richard Dutrow Jr. was living in a racetrack barn. Disowned by his dad, renowned horse trainer Dick Dutrow, he was a drug-addicted mess. “I was living fast,” Dutrow tells USA Today. “I got myself into all sorts of nickel-and-dime scrapes.” Now, Dutrow is... More »

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