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Big Brown circles after the race
Big Brown circles after the the 2008 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said, "He showed up today. That other horse ran a huge, huge race. The last eighth, (Big Brown) got himself together and showed us what he's made of. I feel much better than the last time he ran, I’ll tell you that. I’m as happy as I can be with him. It was his first race after pulling up in a race, so how can I not be as thrilled as I am? He could have pulled up again. He showed that he’s a true racehorse; he got done what he had to do. I’m very proud of him."