6th-Turfway, $34,100, 2-21, 4yo/up, 1 1/16m (AWT), 1:43.33, ft.
SOMELIKEITHOTBROWN (c, 4, Big Brown–Marilyn Monroan, by Tapit) Lifetime Record: GSW & GISP, 10-4-2-1, $427,738. O-Skychai Racing LLC & Sand Dollar Stable LLC; B-Hot Pink Stables & Sand Dollar Stables (NY); T-Michael J. Maker.
The Turfway winner SOMELIKEITHOTBROWN leaves behind a trail of ingenious clues leading to the never-forgotten diva Marilyn Monroe. His dam is MARILYN MONROAN, whose color is, you guessed it, roan. MARILYN MONROAN’s first foal was the 2015 colt MR PRESIDENT, a reference to the birthday song memorably sung by Ms. Monroe to JFK on May 19, 1962 at Madison Square Garden. The name of our winner combines the name of his sire BIG BROWN with the title of Marilyn Monroe’s most successful movie–“Some Like it Hot” (1959), a wild, wild comedy that brought out the best in Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and, yes, the divine Marilyn Monroe.
Adding to the smorgasbord of significance in this name is the “Hot Brown” very Kentuckian connection, after the open-faced sandwich originally created at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, now famous worldwide
An Italian native, Andrea Branchini now lives in Lexington, Ky. where he works in the equine transport industry.