Sunday, September 07, 2008
BIG BROWN SET TO WORK TUESDAY FOR SATURDAY TURF TEST
OCEANPORT, N.J. * Big Brown, leading 3-year-old in training with victories in four Grade 1 stakes, will likely have his final work on Tuesday at Aqueduct in preparation for his date in the Monmouth Stakes* Wednesday’s first race will be part of the world championship of amateur riders, with jockeys from seven nations participating.
Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Big Brown is likely to have his final breeze on Tuesday over the Aqueduct turf as he prepares for his date in Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes.
Big Brown had his last work over the Aqueduct turf course on Sept. 3, breezing in 1:15 3/5. The dual-classic winner stables at Aqueduct with the Dutrow string and will van down to Monmouth Park for next Saturday’s mile and an eighth turf test.
“I’m not sure yet when we’ll ship to Monmouth, but I know he’ll be ready come game day,” said Dutrow.
With earnings of more than $3.3 million, Big Brown sports a record of six wins from seven starts. His lone loss came in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. He rebounded next out to win the Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park’s signature race.
As part of the condition of the Monmouth Stakes, the purse will increase from $200,000 to $500,000 should the 2008 Kentucky Derby winner, Big Brown, start in the race.
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