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Big Brown photo reveals loose shoe early in Belmont Stakes

Updated: June 23, 2008, 5:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A photo taken during the early stages of the Belmont Stakes has revealed Big Brown was running with a loose shoe as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner attempted to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1979.

Michael Iavarone, a co-president of International Equine Acquisitions Holdings -- Big Brown's stable -- told Newsday that freelance photographer Russ Melton e-mailed him two close-up shots, which he opened late Saturday night.

The photos show a dislodged shoe on the ...

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