Back-to-back black-type for Big Brown

Big Brown colt Ground Transport made it back-to-back stakes wins when he took out the LR Drosselmeyer Stakes (1800m) in New York on Monday.

The Kentucky-bred son of Vinery shuttler Big Brown gave the field little hope of denying him an second straight major by going straight to the front and setting the tempo in the Belmont Park feature.

Ground Transport kicked off the bend and was under no real threat of defeat, digging into his reserve when briefly challenged before going on to the pocket the lion’s share of the $100,000 purse.  He was bred in Kentucky and is from Extry (Broad Brush), an unraced half-sister to the dam of Group 1 winning Australasian shuttler Stravinsky.

Ground Transport is one of 74 winners, 15 stakes-performers and 7 stakes winners sired by Big Brown around the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, UK and here in Australia where he is credited with the promising recent dual stakes-performing 2yo Wroclaw.

With his Australian tally opened up last month via Lady Concord, Big Brown could easily add another as soon as this weekend with the David Payne trained Bomber Brown nominated for the Juvenile Stayers Plate (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens.