Casino Drive Scratched

Horse racing enthusiasts have noted three things that could potentially stand in the way of Big Brown earning the Triple Crown: History, a slight crack in one of his hooves, and a Japanese horse named Casino Drive. One of those threats was just eliminated as Casino Drive was scratched from the 2008 Belmont Stakes.

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While working out in preparation for the Belmont Stakes, Casino Drive suffered a bruised hoof. Now it appears that Big Brown is almost a lock to win horseracing’s most prestigious honor – the Triple Crown.

When the 2008 Belmont Stakes odds were released weeks ago, oddsmakers from online sportsbook Bodog established Big Brown’s odds to win at 2/9. With his main rival scratched, Big Brown’s odds to win are now 2/5.

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Even though it’s not entirely a foregone conclusion Big Brown will win the Belmont Stakes and claim the Triple Crown – after all, it’s been 30 years since the last Triple Crown winner – his odds look incredibly good. If he’s healthy, all Big Brown has to do is defy history.

140th Belmont Stakes Odds to win – Saturday June 7, 2008 – Belmont Park – Elmont, New York

Big Brown 1/6 – Big Brown Belmont Pre-Race Report

Casino Drive 9/2 – Casino Drive Belmont Pre-Race Report

Denis of Cork 6/1 – Denis of Cork Belmont Pre-Race Report

Tale of Ekati 10/1 – Tale of Ekati Belmont Pre-Race Report

Behindatthebar 25/1 – Behindatthebar Belmont Pre-Race Report

Macho Again 15/1 – Macho Again Belmont Pre-Race Report

Anak Nakal 25/1 – Anak Nakal Belmont Pre-Race Report

DaTara – 30/1 – DaTara Pre-Race Report

Guadalcanal – 20/1 – Guadalcanal Pre-Race Report

Icabad Crane – 20/1 – Icabad Crane Pre-Race Report

Ready’s Echo – 30/1 – Ready’s Echo Pre-Race Report

Odds on - Will there be a Triple Crown Winner in US Thoroughbred Racing in 2008 

Yes - Triple Crown Winner in 2008 –350

No - Triple Crown winner in 2008 +250

Odds provided by SPORTSBETTING.COM

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