Michael Iavarone

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Big Brown Injured, Heads Out to Stud

Colt won't get chance to run against Curlin in Breeders' Cup

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown injured his right front foot during a workout this morning in New York and will immediately be retired to stud, the Blood-Horse reports. The bay colt's retirement means he'll miss his eagerly awaited faceoff with Curlin in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic.... More »

Loose Shoe Cost Big Brown Triple Crown

New photos implicate wobbly footwear in Belmont letdown

(Newser) - Big Brown may have lost the Triple Crown because of a dislodged shoe, newly released photos appear to show. The extreme close-ups reveal a loose shoe on Big Brown's right hind hoof about 200 yards into the June 7 Belmont Stakes. "The picture shocked me," one of Big... More »

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'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 »

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