Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Horse Racing, Big Brown, Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes
Horse Racing; Triple Crown (U.S. horse racing); Belmont Stakes
Big Brown's victory at The Preakness yesterday has set the stage for a possible Triple Crown winner. At Belmont Park on June 7, and in the three weeks leading up to it, there will be much excitement and speculation in anticipation of Big Brown's big race. Ten horses have made it to this stage over the past three decades only to fall short at the Belmont Stakes. Nearly all of these ten, and now Big Brown, were felt to have an excellent chance to join the elite group of Triple Crown winners.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Big Brown and the troubled state of racing" (2008). On Sport and Society. 779.