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Casino Drive scratched from Belmont Stakes
Saturday, June 7, 2008 at 11:34:48 AM
Elmont, New York --Big Brown's path to the Triple Crown got much easier when biggest rival Casino Drive was scratched from Saturday's Belmont Stakes with a bruised hoof.
Casino Drive's Japanese connections were concerned Friday about the tender left-hind hoof and decided to let the colt trot around the Belmont Park track Saturday.
When the son of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft walked gingerly following the brief workout the decision was made to skip the mile-and-a-half race.
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