133rd Preakness Stakes
After breaking out of the gate poorly, jockey Kent Desormeaux took Big Brown (sixth from left) off the pace before delivering another stunning win.
The decisive moment came just before the final turn, when Kent Desormeaux angled Big Brown (left) out three-wide for clear running room.
Big Brown (white cap) was fourth the first time past the grandstand. He moved up to third on the first turn, where he stayed all the way down the backstretch.
Big Brown earned $600,000 for the win and boosted his career earnings to $2,714,500.
Big Brown tied for the fourth-lowest payoff in Preakness history with Native Dancer in 1953. Sent off at 1-5 odds, he paid $2.40, $2.60 and $2.40.
Big Brown will head for the Belmont Stakes in three weeks as the fourth horse this decade to try for the Triple Crown.
Big Brown has five wins in five starts including three consecutive impressive performances.
Big Brown covered 1 3-16 miles in 1:54.80, blowing away the field by 5 1/4 lengths.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux has a second shot at ending the Triple Crown drought. He came close in '98 while riding Real Quiet.