SPORTS WRITER Dick Jerardi covered every reason imaginable why Big Brown came up small in the Belmont Stakes: The jockey, the weather, and even the competition's strategy.
But how could a horse that never lost a race come in last at Belmont? Big Brown was a slam dunk to win. In a race where so much money is bet on the obvious, but ends in an absolutely unbelievable result, one has to consider that the fix was in. No, the very thought of it is so outrageous that Dick must have dismissed it. Or could it be the industry and others are circling the wagons?