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UPS employees cheer on Big Brown at Churchill Downs

UPS employees were some of the happiest people at Churchill Downs Saturday.  A former Derby-winning trainer also watched as Big Brown delivered again.

What can "Big Brown" do for you?  Attempt to be the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years.  Elizabeth Wearren, UPS Employee says, "Since we're a winning team at UPS, we think we've got a winning horse on our hands. He's such a wonderful creature that he could be the horse to do it."

UPS employees, their families and friends cheered on their namesake before the big race of the day, the Preakness Stakes simulcast from Pimlico.

They made their bets and filled two sections in the Grand Stand. Saturday was "UPS Day at the Races." That meant free admission for the world's largest package delivery company.  So they watched, as Big Brown broke from the middle of the pack.

Jockey Kent Desormeaux riding the undefeated favorite racing against eleven other horses.  Toward the end, when everyone knew "number 7" had it the trainer of last year's Derby winner, Street Sense knew it too.

Dewey says, "My heart was really going. If I were to count how many beats in 15 seconds, it was probably 100."  Many UPS workers won their bets.

Warren says, "I put $5 to win."  Dewey says, "I won my bet and I can check off he won the Preakness, and if he wins the Triple Crown, that'll be the first Triple Crown I've ever seen."

UPS sponsored "Big Brown" in the Derby and Preakness.  The company says it will now discuss sponsorship for the horse in the upcoming Belmont Stakes in New York in three weeks.

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