Big Brown; What can steroids do for you?

John FalcettaSenior Analyst IJune 9, 2008

Big Brown failed to win the triple crown this weekend. That result shocked many Horse racing observers. I do not profess to be an expert on racing of any kind. I do however have a little common sense and I know when something stinks.

This race stunk to high heaven.

The trainer for Big Brown admitted to giving Big Brown Winstrol injections once a month before his wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but laid off the injections before the Belmont. He won the first two and lost the last one. Coincidence? I think not.

Like Brian Bosworth, Jose Canseco, Brett Boone, Jason Giambi, and countless other athletes over the years, Big Brown proved he could not perform the same without the almighty juice. It is very sad for me because while I do not follow horse racing I hope for better from these trainers who supposedly love these animals.

I also have a problem with the media, Jim Rome specifically. He blasts Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens daily for doing steroids (allegedly), but never blasts these creeps in the horse racing business for roiding up innocent animals who have no say in the matter.

At least the cheaters in baseball are humans and doing so of their own free will. Big Brown never asked to be juiced up. Ever wonder why when horses get put out to stud and cannot reproduce?

Well steroids make you sterile. That's is probably why.

The owners of Big Brown and the doctors have all said there was no physical problems for the horse after the race. Well what happened then? I think it is clear to see that one. It's as obvious as why guys went from 40 plus homer season to being out of baseball when steroid testing started.

Cheating is cheating and someone needs to start taking the horse racing world to task like the rest of sports. Maybe it can prevent some injuries or another tradgedy from happening.