Big Brown Breezes on Turf
Updated: Saturday, August 30, 2008 2:12 PM
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008 12:15 PM
Photo: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Haskell winner Big Brown went 5 furlongs in 1:04 3/5 Aug. 28 in preparation for the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13.
Big Brown turned in an easy five-furlong breeze in 1:04 3/5 on the Aqueduct turf course Aug. 28 in preparation for the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13.
The son of Boundary, who is coming off a victory in the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) on the Monmouth dirt track, won his career debut on turf at Saratoga last year by 11 1/4 lengths.
The Monmouth Stakes, which will be run at 1 1/8 miles, will mark his second start on the grass.
Fans attending the race will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt that commemorates the colt’s victory in the Haskell.
The Monmouth Stakes will serve as a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 25, which will be run over the synthetic surface at Santa Anita.
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