How Big Brown's People Nearly Pulled Off Horse Racing's Biggest Scam

As 95-degree temperatures baked a crowd of nearly 100,000 at the 2008 Belmont Stakes—the hottest June 7 on record—the only person who seemed unfazed was Richard Dutrow Jr., the trainer of Big Brown, an undefeated colt just 12 furlongs from the first Triple Crown in three decades. With history against him, Dutrow… » 6/07/13 10:30am 6/07/13 10:30am

I'll Have Another Scratched From Belmont Stakes

There will be no Triple Crown this year, either. Doug O'Neill, the trainer for I'll Have Another, just went on The Dan Patrick Show and declared the horse is "officially out" of tomorrow's Belmont Stakes because of a "little problem with his left front leg." O'Neill also thinks I'll Have Another will not compete again.… » 6/08/12 11:41am 6/08/12 11:41am

Doug O'Neill, Trainer Of I'll Have Another, Will Be Suspended For…

The California Racing Board has upheld a punishment of Doug O'Neill, trainer for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, in connection with an incident in a race nearly two years ago. In that case, Argenta, a horse trained by O'Neill, showed an overly high level of carbon dioxide in its blood. That's often associated… » 5/24/12 7:50pm 5/24/12 7:50pm

Kenny Mayne Offers His Own Erudite, Glib Belmont Prognostications


ESPN luminary and horsey specialist (and author!) Kenny Mayne took some of his precious, precious time to offer these salient insights to the readers of Deadspin who might be considering throwing a friendly wager or two on tomorrow's Belmont Stakes. » 6/06/08 5:45pm 6/06/08 5:45pm