Big Brown puts in five furlongs in final pre-Belmont workout

Updated: June 4, 2008, 3:17 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A feisty Big Brown was back in his barn after a final workout Tuesday for the Belmont Stakes, and Rick Dutrow Jr. wasted no time zeroing in on the crack in the colt's left front hoof.

No blood.

"I didn't see any," the trainer said, promptly relaying the good news to hoof specialist Ian McKinlay by phone. "I said that he went good and I don't see any issue at all. I told him that everything was beautiful."

Big Brown ran five furlongs in 1:00.03 with Dutrow ...

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