SOME stallions wait a lifetime to do it, others never do it all, but Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes hero Big Brown is on target to become a ‘Breeders’ Cup sire’ in just his first season at stud.
Big Brown has made an awesome beginning to his USA stud career his 11th and 12th individual two-year-old winners in the U.S and Europe this week.
I Am Miss Brown became her sire’s 12th winner from just 28 starters when she lead all the way to defeat 6 rivals over a mile and seventy at Remington Park today.
Now, his first crop stakeswinning son, Brown Almighty, is getting ready to contest the 2012 $1,000,000 Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita on November 2.
(It is the same race won in dramatic circumstances More Than Ready son Pluck, now on duty at Big Brown’s southern hemisphere base – Vinery Stud).
“Only six other first season sires are likely to have a runner at the Breeders’ Cup in 2012 so it an uncommon feat on Big Brown’s part,” Vinery’s Adam White said.
Given his heroics on the dirt, and as a 3YO, some may be surprised that Big Brown may be on the verge of a 2YO grass BC winner, but those closest to the stallion can see how the stallion is in such a happy predicament.
“Big Brown won his first and only start as a 2YO by almost 12-lens on turf,” White said,”and he won his only other start on turf. He is a Danzig grandson out of a Nureyev mare which just re-enforced his turf credentials.”