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Won first two legs of Triple Crown since 1978

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2008 - Big Brown

Photograph By Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

With Kent Desormeaux aboard, Big Brown won the Derby and Preakness by a combined 10 lengths. In Elmont, a bump on Tale of Ekate and what was described as a problem with a dislodged shoe left him as the only two-leg winner to not finish the Belmont.