Next Stop Breeders’ Cup

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 14, 2008 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | No Comments >>

Yesterday at Monmouth Park on the turf, Big Brown stamped his ticket to the big show.

He jumped to the hook, and dictated the pace all the way around. The blistering fractions, and the way he carried himself were the things that make up champions. He held off Proudinsky down the lane, and Shakis was making up ground to no avail. They could have went around another time and Kent D. would have led by a half a length and laid the smack down.

Iavarone, Dutrow, and Desormeaux all agreed that his final start in the Breeders’ Cup. It was a feeling that led you to think he will not only face Curlin, but now he has a chance to etch his name in history. Don’t forget to mark your calendar.

Runners of this quality come are few and far between. To think we have two, and the best in England are coming are way, have all the makings of an epic movie. This should be a great day. If you catch it on TV, an O.T.B, or if you are lucky enough to go, you will see a historic moment.

This was a day to remember. Big Brown came back in fine fashion. The clouds have parted, and all parties have agreed. This will a day that may define racing for years to come.