Kent Desormeaux

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Big Brown's Paycheck to Help Injured Cop's Son

Owners to start fund for 6-year-old boy

(Newser) - When Big Brown makes a run for the history books in the Belmont next month, he'll also be racing for the son of a seriously injured Long Island police officer. The horse's owners have pledged a portion of their Belmont earnings to Christopher Baribault, 6, whose dad, Kenneth, was hit... 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 »

Big Brown Jockey Rides for Ailing Son

Desormeaux wants Triple Crown for family as much as for himself

(Newser) - Kent Desormeaux, the jockey who rode Big Brown to victory in the Kentucky Derby, wants his son to see him win the Preakness tomorrow—before his eyesight fails entirely. Nine-year-old Jacob suffers from a genetic disorder that took his hearing and is slowly compromising his vision, but that hasn't stopped... More »

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