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It could have been anything - except the ride

Updated: June 13, 2008, 12:18 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Blaming Kent Desormeaux for Big Brown's putrid performance in the Belmont Stakes is beyond dumb. It is insane. The Kent bashers have lost their minds, and they should be institutionalized.

When a horse is as bad as Big Brown was in the Belmont Stakes, it cannot possibly be the jockey's fault. A jockey's ride might mean the difference of a length or two. This horse was beaten a sixteenth of a mile. Big Brown clearly wasn't right, clearly wasn't the same horse that was so dominant in the Kentucky ...

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