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2008 Florida Derby Day

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Big Brown returns after the race
Big Brown returns after the 2008 Florida Derby

Big Brown returns after the 2008 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

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Jockey Kent Desormeaux added, "My plan was not to get on the lead, but rather to get close enough to the rail so as not to get caught wide. Riding him was like bounding through a meadow. He just galloped around. When a horse sets fractions like that and still tells me that he's got more, and that the other horses can't get to him, that's something special. He's a major talent; possibly the best horse I've ridden. I thought that after the first time I rode him. I'd have to say that he's my (Kentucky) Derby horse."
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