06 June 2008

140th running of the belmont stakes 07 june 2008

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Big Brown Versus Blueblood in Historic 140th Belmont Stakes
Saturday, post time 6:25 p.m. ET
5:25 p.m. CT

Saturday afternoon, Big Brown will be asked to come through one more time with the biggest prize at stake as he takes on nine rivals in the 140th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes for three-year-olds. The 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion” (race 11, 6:25 p.m. Eastern; ABC-TV) is all that stands between Kentucky Derby/Preakness winner and immortality. Victory makes him the 12th Triple Crown winner, the first since Affirmed 30 years ago, and, along with Seattle Slew in 1977, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated.

A loss means that Big Brown becomes the 19th horse to lose the Triple Crown in the last and longest leg of the series. ~ read more