Big Brown's Shoe

Big Brown's dislodged shoe in the Belmont.

The Start of the Belmont, Big Brown breaks outward, possibly reacting to the starter (upper left of photo).

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

Guadalcanal steps on the right rear foot of Big Brown, possibly dislodging his shoe.

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

A close-up of the previous photo of Guadalcanal stepping on Big Brown.

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter

A few strides into the race, Big Brown's loose shoe is clearly visible.

Photo: Russ Melton

A close-up showing the loose shoe.

Photo: Russ Melton

Big Brown at the top of the stretch.

Photo: Bob Mayberger

More detailed shot at the top of the stretch showing Big Brown's shoe.

Photo: Bob Mayberger

From this angle, one can clearly see the separation between shoe and hoof.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Mike Corrado

Kent Desormeaux pulls up Big Brown.

Photo: David Snyder

Was this loose shoe the cause of Big Brown's Triple Crown demise?

Photo: David Snyder

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