Big Brown "Brownies" Now Racing

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Baby Brownie starting: look for ALL THAT. debut at Saratoga
From Three Chimneys Farm on Twitter & Facebook
The Brownies are going fast! Runnymede Farm-bred ALL THAT, who was Big Brown’s highest-priced yearling, is rockin’ and rollin’ at Saratoga!
ALL THAT, the 2yo colt we bred by Big Brown out of our mare Miss Forest City, is training very well for his debut. Today he worked 5f at Saratoga Race Course in a bullet 1:00.06, fastest of 21 at the distance. ALL THAT was the most expensive yearling from the first crop by his champion sire, who stands at Three Chimneys Farm, when he was bought by Amerman Racing for $310,000 at the Keeneland September sale.


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    Three Chimneys Farm‏ tweets from Sat. July 14th
    Been a great day for Three Chimneys late sires Rahy and Dynaformer.
    We were so lucky to be part of their lives. RIP, guys

    Three Chimneys Farm‏ tweet
    Following in his father's hoof steps!
    Big Brown's BROWN ALMIGHTY wins in his career debut!

    Three Chimneys Farm‏ replies to a tweet from a fan
    Yes!!! Thanks!
    RT @furlongdrive What a day for current and late @Three_Chimneys stallions
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    Big Brown Colt Lands Arlington Debut
    Winner: Brown Almighty, c, 2 by Big Brown
    2nd-APX, $40,000, Msw, 2yo, 1mT, 1:40 2/5, fm.
    +BROWN ALMIGHTY (c, 2, Big Brown--Gone Goodbye {SP}, by Gone for Real) did not record the same double-digit winning margin on his turf debut as did his Kentucky Derby-winning freshman sire (by Boundary), but got the job done all the same, overcoming a bit of adversity to score first time out over the Arlington turf. Sent off at 9-2 to give 'Cisco Torres the early Double, the striking chestnut tracked from a ground-saving third to the top of the lane. He went for a three-wide run in upper stretch, but was beaten to that spot, was shifted back down to towards the inside and punched through between rivals to win nicely by 1 3/4 lengths. Telitlikitiscoach (Artie Schiller) was second at 5-2. Sales history: $50,000 wlng '10 KEENOV; $47,000 RNA yrl '11 KEESEP; $22,000 2yo '12 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $24,000. Click for the chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
    O-Tri-Star Racing LLC. B-MAP Mare Partnership #3 (KY). T-Tim A Ice.
  • I think Brown Almighty is just beautiful; I hope the racing gods favor him as the future unfolds....
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    Do not want to forget the filly BROWN EYES BLUE
    First U.S. Winner for Champion Big Brown
    by Blood-Horse Staff
    Date Posted: 7/2/2012 2:41:10 PM
    Last Updated: 7/3/2012 5:58:34 PM

    Champion Big Brown came up with his first North American winner when his daughter Brown Eyes Blue won at Churchill Downs in her initial outing. The 2-year-old filly captured a six-furlong maiden special weight race by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:12.21 June 30. She is owned by Twin Creeks Racing Stable.

    Twin Creeks Racing bought Brown Eyes Blue for $180,000 at the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training from Eddie Woods, agent.

    Bred in Kentucky by Nick and Rosemary Lotz in partnership with Big Brown Syndicate, Brown Eyes Blue is the first foal out of the Silver Ghost mare Golden Lips, who is a half sister to graded stakes winners Hotstufanthensomeand Silver Charades.

    Big Brown, whose first winner Ruby Brown won in Russia, captured the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the year he was champion 3-year-old male. Big Brown (Boundary—Mien, by Nureyev) stands at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. His 2012 fee was $35,000.
  • It is so much fun to be watching these babies come along and witnessing the talent they are showing at these early stages. I've been impressed with Brown Eyes Blue and Brown Almighty so I'm looking forward to All That whose name just makes me smile.
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    edited July 2012
    Found another I Am Miss Brown
    I Am Miss Brown on the Prairie and Fillies at Saratoga
    July 20 Entries
    Stakes Entry
    Brown Eyes Blue (Big Brown - Golden Lips by Silver Ghost) faces 6 in the 6 furlong Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) on opening day at Saratoga. Post time is 5:30 PM ET, and she is in the 3 hole. In her first and only start, a 6 furlong race at Churchill Downs on June 30, Brown Eyes Blue took the lead from the start, and cruised to a 1 3/4 length win. Since her win, she worked 4 furlongs in :48.60 at Churchill Downs on July 10. It was the 5th fastest of 47 works at the distance. Brown Eyes Blue was purchased for $70,000 as a yearling, and for $180,000 at 2, and is the first foal out of Golden Lips, who was placed at 2. Golden Lips is a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Tacit Agreement, and grade III winners Hotstufanthensome and Silver Charades, who earned $250,645.

    Maiden Entries
    In addition to I Am Miss Brown's debut at Prairie Meadows, I will also preview two 2-year-old filly races at Saratoga.

    July 20, 2012
    Prairie Meadows Race 2
    Maiden Special Weight
    5 furlongs
    2-year-old fillies
    Post Time: 7:56 PM ET

    I Am Miss Brown (Big Brown - Formal Miss by Formal Dinner) breaks from the rail in her first start, a 5 furlong contest at Prairie Meadows. She has been working at that track, including 4 furlongs in :47.78 on July 8. It was the fastest of 15 works at the distance. She is the second foal out of stakes winner Formal Miss, a debut winner at 2, who earned $495,690 in her career. Formal Miss is a full sister to stakes-placed Ms. Thanksgiving, and a half sister to 6 winners, including stakes winner Gold Pirate. Big Brown has had 6 runners, which have each run once, recording 3 wins, 1 third, and earnings of $63,480.
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    Big Brown Will Not Shuttle for 2012
    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced today that 2008 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown will not be returning to Australia for the coming 2012 Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Big Brown sustained a laceration to a hind leg which, although not structurally serious, did become infected, delaying the healing process. Veterinary advice has recommended against shuttling the horse, as the extensive travel and quarantine process would not be conducive to his recovery.

    "Those who've been around Big Brown for any length of time know him to be a good-natured horse, which makes him a good patient," said Three Chimneys president Case Clay. "While his initial injury didn't affect his ability to cover mares, looking out for his best interest, shuttling would not be conducive to his recovery."

    Big Brown maintained his popularity with breeders this past year in Kentucky. Fueled by positive reports about this two-year-olds in training, Big Brown covered a book of 140 mares during the 2012 Northern Hemisphere season.

    His three winners to date include BROWN ALMIGHTY, winner of a one mile maiden special weight at Arlington Park in his first career start, and BROWN EYES BLUE, who debuted a winner in a six furlong maiden special at Churchill Downs on June 30 by a length and three-quarters.

    "We are very happy for those breeders who took the opportunity to send mares to Big Brown in his first two seasons (in Australia) - 130 plus each year," said Peter Orton. "It looks like he is going to reward their support given good early results and the promise of so much more to come. We greatly look forward to Big Brown's return to Vinery in 2013."

    The Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Male in 2008, Big Brown earned more than $3.6 million on the track and was undefeated in all but one of his eight starts. His first crop are two-year-olds of 2012 and he stood for a $35,000 live foal fee this past breeding season.

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    Add another Big Brown "Brownie" to the winner list: Archer Hill
    Three Chimneys Farm‏ tweet
    This guy, born in 2010, went on to be a $150K yrlg and is now Big Brown's 4th winner! Congrats to the connections
    From The Blood-Horse
    Archer Hill (Big Brown - La Femme Galante by Grand Slam) is scheduled to make his first start, facing fellow New Yorkers in this 1 1/16 mile turf race at Saratoga. He has been working at Woodbine, both on the dirt and the Polytrack. Most recently, he went 5 furlongs in :59.20 on July 25. It was the fastest of 30 works at the distance. Archer Hill was purchased for $150,000 as a yearling, and is out of stakes-placed La Femme Galante. La Femme Galante did not run at 2, but was a debut winner at 3. La Femme Galante has produced 3 winners from 3 to run. She is a half sister to 3 winners, including stakes winner Dina, a winner on the turf, who earned $195,336. Big Brown's 8 runners have made 10 total starts, recording 3 wins, 1 second, 1 third, and earnings of $67,789.
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    Brown Almighty (2-Year-Old Colt) workout
    Date: August 24, 2012
    Distance: Five Furlongs
    Time: 59:00 Breezing
    Track Condition: Fast
    Surface: All Weather Track
    Rank: 1/30
  • Was never a fan of Big Brown (for certain reasons...), but his offspring seem to be pretty promising. I just hope none of them are inherited Big Browns problematic hooves.
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    edited August 2012
    I think Brown Almighty is the horse Mrs Voltz class is going to follow this yr. Part of the Peppetmint Pals program with trainer Tim Ice
  • Slewsgal12, I'm sure if I get this wrong, someone on the blog will correct me, but didn't Big Brown have quarter cracks? Very bad for a racehorse, but I've dealt with them in show horses, I would be more concerned if he had tendon, knee or ankle problems. Don't get me wrong I was also brought up no hoof, no horse. But, with proper hoof care quarter cracks can be fixed, and the probability of eliminateing them is within the grasp of concerned owners. It is also not an inherited problem, I had a mare with them but not one of her foals ever had that problem.
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    the louisiana best..Star Guitar...was recently retired due to reoccurance of quarter cracks...seemed to be happening in same place...his connections felt he could heal with time off or special shoe...but at 7 or is it 8yr decided he had nothing left to prove and retired him
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    edited August 2012
    140th Belmont Stakes
    Big Brown heads toward the starting gate.
    On the Friday following the Preakness, a three-inch quarter crack was discovered on the horse's left front hoof, the same injury that he experienced in both of his front hooves the previous fall. [17] With Dutrow referring to the injury as "just a little hiccup"[18] and with the crack stitched together with steel wire, Big Brown resumed jogging at Belmont the following Tuesday.[19]

    For the Belmont Stakes, Big Brown wore a second set of stainless steel sutures on the inside of his hoof. Hoof specialist Ian McKinlay changed the sutures a week before the race and attached an acrylic and fiberglass adhesive patch to the hoof. Although Big Brown missed three days of training prior to the race, his gait and attitude seemed unaffected.[20] After the crack was patched, Brown was exercised by rider Michelle Nevin.[21] Ian McKinlay said, prior to the Belmont, that Big Brown "does not need a patch on the quarter crack on his left front hoof until the morning of the Belmont Stakes. So Dutrow will give Big Brown his final hard workout Tuesday to breeze five furlongs without it and gallop him into the race confident the colt’s tender hoof is healed."[22]

    Big Brown went off as the 3-10 favorite in the Belmont. He was rank in the early stages of the race, and nearly ran up on the heels of eventual winner Da' Tara. Then Desormeaux tried to swing Big Brown to the outside during the first turn and bumped into Tale of Ekati. He was urged in mid-stretch but failed to respond, stopping as he came around the final turn. Da' Tara won the race by 5¼ lengths while Big Brown was eased, becoming the first Triple Crown hopeful to fail to finish the Belmont. Kent Desormeaux pulled the horse up in the homestretch, later saying something was amiss and stating immediately after the race, "I had no horse" although no physical abnormality was ever found. Billy Turner, the trainer of Seattle Slew, later stated, "If Desormeaux had pulled up a horse like that in my day, the Stewards would have run you out of the state and told you to never come back." Two weeks after the Belmont, a picture revealed a dislodged shoe on Big Brown's right hind leg that could have been the cause of his poor performance. The shoe might have come loose during the race and gotten pushed back in while he was running.

    Why Big Brown Retired
    While working out with stablemate Kip Deville on October 13, (2008) Big Brown sustained an injury to a hind hoof and was declared out of the Breeders' Cup Classic, and retired.[23]
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    Jen Roytz‏ tweet
    Lovely Daughter (Big Brown) ran to the money in her Golden Gate unveiling,
    becoming her freshman sire''s 6th winner
  • I've always liked Big Brown. I think he's a gorgeous, strong horse. I know all about his brittle hooves, and glad to read what Cathy had to say about how they can be controlled, and how she had a horse with problematic hooves, and the offspring never had them. good news! Big Brown a great horse, and his kids sound like they're a chip off the old block.
  • Curlin has another winner in the USA over the weekend too
  • Hey lovehorses, I call them like I see them, Big Browns' problems are not hereditary, he was a large horse with smaller than normal hooves for a horse his size, same problem I had, a 1300lb QH mare with feet of a 2yr old. Not good, we had her specially shod and she endend up getting her Superior Halter Championship in spite of all her problems, her lineage had other problems her sire had a blood disorder of some sort, I don't remember exactly what it was now, I only know that when we went to sell her she had to have bloodtests done to ensure she was "clean", she passed with flying colors, but the QH industry wasn't willing to pay, so we sold her for twice the price to a Paint breeder. She foaled 3 Paint World Champions that the owners made me aware of, not bad for a mare who tended to get Quarter Cracks and whose sire had some blood disorder that was not passed along to this mare.
  • cathy...the world will never run short of folks suffering from short-sightedness.
  • Hey, Joanna what's that old adage woulda, coulda, shoulda. Actually depending on your age you might know the QH stallion I was refering to as my mare was Texas bred and her sire stood in Texas, granted you have to go back to the 80's but her sires name was Feature.
  • Hey Cathy. I didn't move to TX (this last time) until 2003 and when I had a horse, it was in CA about 1969 timeframe and she was a registered QH. Loved trail riding and dabbled a tiny bit in barrels and pole-bending. My age? Hard for me to believe, but I'm 63 and still wonder where the time went.....
  • Hey Joanna, sometimes it's not the age but the miles, I'm 56 but sometimes due to life, I feel like I alot older. Especially when you talk to some of these 20 yr olds or less answering these blogs. By the way, I just started my show career in 69, in Ca. Wouldn't it be funny if we had actually met somewhere along the way, because for the first couple of years I showed primarly in CA
  • Hey you guys, Cathy and Joanna, my handle on this blog is loveshorses, but my actual name is Joyce, and I got you both beat! I'm 73, and still going strong. Luckily. However, as Joanna says, time does catch up, and slows you down some. Interest in horses is one of the things that keeps me involved in things. I actually love Big Brown. Think he's a gorgeous guy, and am a fan of his since his TC series. Am looking forward to seeing his kids run. It was such a joy to watch him run; you could tell he was loving every second. His Belmont was kind of sad, but a triumph for him really, because he just didn't want to run that day. I think he felt that he'd had enough of the whole crazy Triple Crown thing, and pitched a fit early on that probably took a lot out of him. I also fell in love with his jockey, Kent Desormeaux, that day, because after the race they asked him what happened and he said, "He couldn't give his best effort, and I wasn't going to make him try." He recognized Big Brown's inability to give 100%, and respected the horse enough, and appreciated what superior efforts he had made in the Derby and the Preakness, to not push him beyond his ability to perform. In other words, he put the horse first. He was the perfect jockey for Big Brown, and those two lit up the place in the Derby and the Preakness. Do you guys know the story of the white spot of hair on Big Brown's big shoulder?
  • I am loving seeing successes for Big Brown and Curlin kids lately. I just tingle at the thought of futures for 'WeeZee' and Taco!
  • WeeZee, I love that you have to put that in the worst name blog I started about a month ago, it sounds like he might need some cough medicine to to get over his WeeZees.
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