Trainer Rick Dutrow
Big Brown's Triple Crown Bid
''I don't think they can beat our horse, so why should I be afraid of them? I feel as confident as I ever have with the horse. He looks better now than he ever looked. Things are as good as they can be.''
-Trainer Rick Dutrow on Big Brown's odds of winning the 2008 Belmont, despite a minor crack in the horse's hoof.
Result: Big Brown went off as a 3-10 favorite but became the first Triple Crown hopeful to finish last (9th) in the Belmont Stakes.