Winning two of the biggest high-profile horse races back-to-back? Good.
Getting a 50-million dollar deal to spend your retirement impregnating the ladies? Better.
Big Brown won the Preakness in impressive fashion yesterday, staying up with the lead pack and breaking away on the homestretch to win by over 5 lengths. Jockey Kent Desormeaux confirmed our suspicions that this is a magical horse of destiny. From NYDAILYNEWS.COM:
Desormeaux, 38, will get that rare chance only two other jockeys have had, to win the Triple Crown after losing it in their first attempt.
“I have the idea that this has already been written,” the jockey said. “This was just the easiest win ever.”
Also notable is the report of a deal signed before the race, one that will pay over $50 million for Big Brown to stand at stud, which I guess is fancy horse talk for running around the farm and banging everything in sight. From SIGNONSANDIEGO.COM:
IEAH Stables co-owner Michael Iavarone signed a multimillion dollar deal that will have Big Brown stand at stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., whenever the potential Triple Crown winner’s racing career ends.
That’s probably a good move on NBC’s part. It’s best to use discretion when whoring out animals.