Robert LaPenta’s Big Belmont Weekend(s)

Eleven years ago, Robert LaPenta found himself hoisting, somewhat improbably, the Belmont Stakes (G1) trophy, after his Da’ Tara, at odds of 38.5-1, the longest shot in the field, romped home by 5 1/4 lengths.¬†Big Brown¬†, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both G1), was distanced, finishing last. A…