TVG will offer exclusive live coverage of Big Brown as he makes his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) in the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
TVG’s live race coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). The 1 1/8-mile Monmouth Stakes on the turf will mark Big Brown’s first start on grass since last year, when he broke his maiden at Saratoga in his career debut as a 2-year-old.
Big Brown fell short of taking this year’s Triple Crown after his loss in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). The race will be Big Brown’s final prep before running the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park Oct. 25.
The $200,000 purse for the Monmouth Stakes increases to $500,000 with Big Brown’s start. The Boundary colt won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth in his last start.
“With Big Brown running, this is sure to be a race that will be watched worldwide as we close in on the Breeders’ Cup,” said Tony Allevato, senior vice president and executive producer of TVG.