BIG BROWN BROOKSKI became her Kentucky Derby/Preakness Stakes champion’s 28th individual winner – his 16th in 2013 already – when she won over 1400m at Woodbine in Canada on Sunday.

Bred in Kentucky and foaled in Ontario, Big Brown Brookski was finished fifth over 1200 on debut at Keeneland on April 24 before stepping up to the 1400 today.

She obviously drew great benefit from the her first start powering past her rivals midstretch to post a comfortable 1-lens win.


Big Brown has now sired two first crop Stakes winner’s, both on the turf and his third first crop stakes winner mightn’t be far away with Apollo Sonic entered in the Gr.1 Japan Derby next weekend or Maracuya in the $500,000 BLACK-EYED SUSAN S Gr.2, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m

1 Manuka Honey             Borrego

2 Lady Banks                  Successful Appeal

3 Fiftyshadesofhay           Pulpit

4 Petit Trianon                 Latent Heat

5 Walkwithapurpose          Candy Ride (Arg)

6 Maracuya                      Big Brown

7 Emollient                       Empire Maker

8 Toasting                        Congrats

9 Marathon Lady              Graeme Hall 


Big Brown is not far off from making a triumphant return to Vinery to resume his stud career after missing out last season due to a minor injury.

His first Australian bred yearling will turn two on August 1.