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Big Brown wins the Kentucky Derby - Triple Crown questions arise

Big Brown wins the Kentucky Derby - Triple Crown questions arise Following Big Brown's huge win of the 2008 Kentucky Derby, a whole new set of questions arise. Yes, he is the superstar in the racing industry, considering his perfect 4-4 record, but how long will be able to keep the pace? Will Big Brown become the Triple Crown Winner in US Thoroughbred Racing in 2008 or will he stumble? Oh, he is fast, if you've seen the 134th Kentucky Derby you know he is the fastest there is, but can he hang on through the upcoming two legs of the Triple Crown? The odds makers at the online sportsbook BodogSports say "No", but they say it cautiously - Big Brown was listed today with odds to win the 2008 Triple Crown at +125 and if he loses any of the races the bookie will pay out on -165. Considering that since 1875 only 11 horses have won the elusive Triple Crown, while 42 have won two of the three races, the odds currently given to Big Brown for the Triple Crown are quite favorable - he could be the next to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed did it in 1978.

 Naturally, Big Brown is favored to win the 133rd Preakness Stakes, the shortest track of the Triple Crown, with odds -275 at BodogSports and if he loses the Preakness the payout will be +200. But the Belmont Stakes is the one to watch out for Big Brown, although he pays out on -120 odds either way. Looking at the Triple Crown odds on Big Brown, yes, he may very well be the next Triple Crown winner, but get you betting on before these odds change.

 Published on 05/05/2008

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