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Smarty Jones

Pennsylvania (USA) by Someday Farm
Aug 23 2007
Smarty Jones and Stewart Elliott win the Kentucky Derby

What the Nation is saying about Smarty Jones...

This year the Swale drew a nearly full field of thirteen despite the fact that there are not any Derby points on the line.Read More
Carly Kaiser is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's new series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • azeri1 · Good luck with your career after graduation Carly...you have already prepared yourself to have a real impact in the sport! · 22 days ago ·
  • goblin · Carly, Best wishes as you complete your degree at the University of Louisville. It's most interesting to "meet" the person behind all those high quality equine videos on youtube as well. · 22 days ago ·
Success for Will Take Charge as a 4yo will not be the thing that bucks a trend, but rather his connections’ willingness and sportsmanship in bringing him back for moreRead More
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  • travel_vic · Late movers on dirt win far less than they should as the very nature of energy exertion on that surface favors the speed · 71 days ago ·
  • furlonger · UnionRagsRules is a realist! God Bless you man! you got that right when you stated that WTC is better then Mucho "Monkey" Man. · 70 days ago ·
Horse Racing Simulation created a dream matchup race of Zenyatta vs. nine other all-time greats: Cigar, Affirmed, Citation, Seabiscuit, Ruffian, Barbaro and others. Read More
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  • Sullivan · 9f at Pimlico. Ruffian and Affirmed weren't burn outs, and that's why I didn't say they were. Affirmed was game, but only when he looked the other horse in the eye. You could rally right past him like Alydar did in the Champagne I believe if you were going fast enough. The idea Ruffian could hold off Citation seems to be a little nutsy, I think sixth to two TC winners, two BCC winners and a damn good handicap male isn't that bad · 77 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Can't picture her not on the lead and keeping it. Hey, maybe that really mean guy will show up. He likes these types of threads. Gets the girls cyber screaming at him. micetic. · 77 days ago ·
Will Smarty Jones become the next Derby Winner to Sire a Champion?Read More
Although Smarty Jones retired a long time ago from horse racing, he was one of my favorite horses to watch race. So, I was extremely excited to get to race him again on Horse Racing Fantasy developed by Horse Racing Simulation LLC at www.horseracegame.com/. With our own opportunity to experience the thrilling sport of horse racing in the virtual world, we get our own chance to race any of several famous race horses, including Smarty Jones, catering to both experienced gamers and beginners.
This is the horse that made me fall in love with the sport. Honestly without his story and all the good things surrounding him I'd never would of started following the sport.
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  • Sullivan · Native Dancer a Maryland-bred, too · 300 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · I will agree that KY bred horses get a huge leg up to PE breds although FL and recently NY aren't so bad either · 300 days ago ·
Can you imagine coming so close to achieving your most incredible dream only to have it snatched away from you by the narrowest of margins? The connections of these ten horses certainly can. I hope you enjoy my Top 10 near misses... Read More
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  • zxswordxz · It is comical to see the comment "pin head rider". The jockey is there for the ride and the horse run. Great horses overcome bad ride. - I wonder who made those comments... · 336 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The majority of people who work daily with them, i.e. horseman's bookkeeper, correctly gave them that title...These are people who came by their careers the hard way often starting in the lowest rungs of their profession and bypassing most formal education....Horses run, riders are passengers. · 336 days ago ·
Shortly after D. Wayne Lukas won his first Kentucky Derby with the filly Winning Colors back in 1988, Restless Heart had a top 5 hit on the country music chart called Big Dreams in a Small Town. The lyrics began as follows… “Big dreams in a small town, eighteen and glory bound. Nothing here to tie u...Read More
For the third consecutive year, Smarties foals have earned him 5 million in just one year. Not too shabby
35 years and counting, Triple Crowns of the past are now just a wonderful, but distant memory.Read More
Proving that you do not need to be old to be a legend, Bodemeister is the subject of today’s Arkansas Derby Legend.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · Brian, Bodemeister was magnificent in opening people's eyes of his potential. Sorry that I was harping on Curlin. I always look forward to your story. · 369 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Thank you, CauseForConcern. · 369 days ago ·
The 2013 Kentucky Derby trail travels through Hot Springs, Arkansas, this Saturday for the G2 Rebel Stakes. The $600,000 race is the final prep for the G1 Arkansas Derby next month. There's no shortage of talent as a strong field of 11 competitors will be battling for points towards gaining entry in...Read More
Let’s take a peek at the excellent history of Rebel Stakes runners to have gone on to win the Derby, Preakness, or Belmont.Read More
  • mikemoss13 · Smarty Jones, with Curlin close behind. The year Smarty was here was just magical!! · 396 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Great history in the Rebel, not sure that this year's running will produce a Derby Star. · 396 days ago ·
Why does the hall of fame keep passing up this Champion? Its a joke really!!
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  • kaitlinefree1 · yeah, but Smarty's only loss came in the Belmont. he also battled back from a life threatening skull fracture. · 409 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · there are many who "sneak" into the limelight...If Canoneros is not in, then this one cannot jump the que · 409 days ago ·
He is amazing!!! He is closely related to my retired race horse!!!!!! <3
Purple Egg, the gelding named for the way Goodwood Racing partner Sven Johnson's wife looked in a purple sweater while pregnant, looks well on his way to making the starting gate of the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · I've heard that Tampa Bay paddock host Margo Flynn is also involved in the partnership of Purple Egg. · 464 days ago ·
  • AmbitiousD · Lion Heart seems like one of the hottest sires for this year's sophomore class. I had no idea of the 2 unruly failed starts that led to the Egg being gelded, but if he continues to progress in his talent, I hope we see him healthy and racing for many years to come. · 464 days ago ·
He's got a colt on the ground named It's Smarty Time he looks really good maybe he will be the Smarty baby we have been waiting for... he is just now a 2 year old and out of a mare named "Time To Trick Em".
Mary Cage, a sixteen-year-old fan of racing, has just joined Horse Racing Nation! I am eager to join this great site for racing, writing about the sport that is my passion.Read More
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  • cpsoren121 · Welcome to the team!! Chicago Dark Horse · 477 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · After I read this had to read your Miss Fifty story. Both excellent,and so glad you finally got her. Keep up the good work. · 476 days ago ·
In his quest for the Triple Crown, Smarty Jones touched a nerve in the American psyche that ached for a seemingly impossible dream to come true, for the out-of-control world to suddenly right itself, and for something genuinely good and true to occur. In the end, it turned out, the dream really was ...Read More
  • docbrown · I was the ground level paddock and stretch run video cameraman that Spring at Oaklawn in 2004. We had a lot going on that season since we were celebrating the track's 100th anniversary. We ( the video crew ) weren't that impressed with Smarty's win in the Southwest Stakes at a Mile. It was just a so-so workman like race. But then came the Rebel at a mile and 1/16 and it was as if a voice from the clouds said " I am Smarty Jones and I will win the Kentucky Derby"! When he sucked up the front runners on the turn and turned for home, myself and the main pan-camera man straight up above me had Smarty dead centered in our view finders. Then he re-broke, and I mean RE - BROKE ! My compadre on the pan - camera and myself made unintelligible noises . He shook our cameras and our minds . Then he flew home in about 6 seconds flat for the final 1/16th. I've never seen a more laid-back racehorse in the paddock or post - parade or pre-race warm-ups. But when he approached the gate to load, the ears would come up, the nostrils would flare, and what came out of the front of that gate when the field broke was not the same horse that entered the back of it. He was very, very, special. He was on front pages, editorial pages, nightly TV news , the internet etc., etc. That Spring of 2004 was truly his. I've never seen a horse that wasso popular and loved. · 495 days ago ·
  • jay s. · Great story docbrown. Thanks for sharing. · 495 days ago ·

Smarty Jones - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video06/05/04Smarty Jones2ndBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MBirdstoneSmarty JonesRoyal Assault2:27.50
View DetailsView Video05/15/04Smarty Jones1stPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSmarty JonesRock Hard TenEddington1:55.59
View DetailsView Video05/01/04Smarty Jones1stCD101 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSmarty JonesLion HeartImperialism2:04.06
View DetailsView Video04/10/04Smarty Jones1stOP91 1/8 mDArkansas Derby-G2 3 MSmarty JonesBorregoPro Prado1:49.41
View DetailsView Video03/20/04Smarty Jones1stOP101 1/16 mDRebel Stakes 3 MSmarty JonesPurgePro Prado1:42.00
View DetailsView Video02/28/04Smarty Jones1stOP91 mileDSouthwest Stakes 3 MSmarty JonesTwo Down AutomaticPro Prado 
View DetailsView Video01/03/04Smarty Jones1stAqu81 70yDCount Fleet Stakes 3 MSmarty JonesRisky TrickMr. Spock 
View Details11/22/03Smarty Jones1stPrx97 fDPennsylvania Nursery 2 M (S)Smarty JonesSalty PunchIsle Of Mirth1:21.80
View Details11/09/03Smarty Jones1stPrx66 fDMSW 2 MSmarty JonesDeputy RummySpeedwell Beau1:11.00