Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Big Brown recovers from hoof injury

Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown responded well to treatment for a hoof injury and returned to light training over the Belmont track Tuesday morning. The undefeated 3-year-old colt jogged 1 1-2 miles under exercise rider Michelle Nevin.

Big Brown's hoof was repaired with steel sutures Monday morning and by Tuesday trainer Rick Dutrow was able to take him back to the track.

“I felt the horse going to the track was not only good for his conditioning but also good for his mind,” said Dutrow. “He’s been kind of aggravated. He doesn’t know why he’s not going to the track. He just doesn’t understand why he’s not doing it. We can’t explain it to him and we just let him go out there today and take the edge off him. He’s getting too rough around the barn.”

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