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Belmont Analysis

Dutrow still has no answers about Big Brown
Rick Dutrow Jr., the brash trainer of Big Brown who repeatedly guaranteed a victory at Belmont on Saturday, still was without an explanation on Monday morning as to why his can’t-miss horse failed to win the Triple Crown, from Newsday. Read more >>

Desormeaux’s Horse Sense Shines Through
The right thing happened: Big Brown didn’t want to run, and his jockey didn’t ask him to, from The Washington Post. Read more >>

Wondering if Steroids Fueled a Run At Glory
He blew away the field at the Kentucky Derby. He made the Preakness field look like circus ponies. But on the day that would solidify his legacy and give racing a respite from intense scrutiny, Big Brown crumbled, from The New York Times. Read more >>

Interest in horse racing fading away
Once again, a horse that couldn’t possibly lose the Triple Crown lost the Triple Crown, from the Denver Post. Read more >>

Big Brown Owners Seek Tax Break for Horse Hospital
The owners of Belmont Stakes flop Big Brown are seeking a tax break from the town of Hempstead for a new equine medical facility being built near Belmont Park, from Newsday. Read more >>

Equine Welfare

Equestrian officials outline new safety measures for eventing
Top equestrian officials committed Sunday to new safety measures that they hope will prevent fatal and serious accidents in the sport of three-day eventing, from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read more >>

Horse Recovering From Gunshot Wound
15 year old albino horse named Whiskey is limping almost two days after getting shot in the shoulder on a small farm behind the owner’s home, from CBS47. Read more >>

Horse culture meets suburban sprawl
They don’t mix too well, and that means trouble for the equine set, from AZ Star Net. Read more >>

Recreation

AQHA Television Online Contest for Youth Members Nearing Deadline
The American Quarter Horse Association’s weekly television series, “AQHA Presents,” has been in the process of collecting applicants for Team Wrangler’s newest online contest, from the AQHA. Read more >>

50 Active Vacations for the Fitness-Conscious: Horseback Trekking
Travel by horse on these vacations, from U.S. News & World Report. Read more >>

Obituary

Hall of Famer Croll dead at 88
Jimmy Croll, the Hall of Famer who trained 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull and won the 1987 Belmont Stakes with Bet Twice, has died, from Sports Illustrated. 88. Read more >>

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