Smarty Jones

Stewart Elliott Plans To Ride At Upcoming Remington Park Meet

Stewart Elliott, winning jockey aboard fan and wagering favorite Smarty Jones in the 2004 Kentucky Derby, will compete at Remington Park in the upcoming Thoroughbred Season. Elliott will become the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby to ride on a daily basis in Oklahoma City. A journeyman jockey with total career victories of 4,855 […]

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‘Singing In The Rain’: Remembering Birdstone’s Travers Victory

The New York Racing Association is presenting a series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Mid-Summer Derby.” Marylou Whitney, […]

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Maximum Security To Resume Training; Will School During Races Saturday At Monmouth

Maximum Security, disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans on Saturday at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., when he schools in the paddock. The Jason Servis-trained colt will be brought to the paddock area with the horses for Saturday’s fifth race at approximately 2:20 p.m. before […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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American Pharoah Colt Born On Live Web Cam At Pennsylvania’s Walnut Green Farm

Mark Reid, owner of Walnut Green Farm 40 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Pennsylvania, planned to capture at least some of that same excitement with a webcam that follows the birth of a foal to one of the most famous stallions in horse racing history. That legendary sire is American Pharoah, who captured […]

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Busher Should Be ‘A Good Stepping Stone Race’ For Ruthless Winner Ujjayi

Ujjayi, trained by Erin McClellan for owner-breeder T.L. Wise, earned her first stakes score in her January 27 Aqueduct debut when besting a field of seven in the Ruthless. The Pennsylvania-bred will now look to establish herself as a contender for the Kentucky Oaks when she bursts from the gate in the $250,000 Busher Invitational […]

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Gray Attempt Goes All The Way In Smarty Jones

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt took the lead at the start and never relinquished it in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, earning his first 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in the process. The 3-year-old son of Graydar crossed the wire a neck ahead of Springboard Mile winner Long Range Toddy, completing a […]

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Smarty Jones Returns To Pennsylvania For 2019

Smarty Jones, a champion and dual classic winner, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Equistar Farm in Annville, Penn., for an advertised fee of $3,500, BloodHorse reports. The 17-year-old Elusive Quality horse stood six seasons in Pennsylvania at Ghost Ridge Farms and Northview PA, in between Kentucky stints at Three Chimneys Farm and most […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: For The Love Of Smarty Jones And Shackleford

It was 2011 when Susan Harmon joined the Facebook community. What drove her to do so wasn’t to reconnect with childhood friends or keep a public journal of her day-to-day happenings, but rather to follow the on-track exploits of the sport’s top horses and keep up with the progeny of sires.  It wasn’t long before […]

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‘A Tough Ask’: Elliott Recalls Smarty Jones’ Belmont Bid

Nobody could see Justify losing the Preakness yesterday. Turns out, nobody could see him winning, either. It was Erroll Garner weather at Pimlico Saturday, as The Man Upstairs stole a page from the jazz composer and piano legend’s songbook and unfurled “Misty,” festooning Old Hilltop in a fountain of fog. But Justify did his thing anyway, […]

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