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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:31 PM
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"Smarty Jones" just won the Preakness! On to the Triple Crown.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 06:34 PM by Anti Bush
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:32 PM
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1. Cool! I love that horse's name!
Kind of makes me think of "Smarty pants!" which makes me think of "Fancy pants elitist!"
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:34 PM
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2. I was afraid he would fade, but then he really opened up and wow
won by so many lengths!

I hope he goes all the way with this triple crown thing!
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:36 PM
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3. made it look easy.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:54 PM
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4. Well, he's on his way to getting more than 72 virgins!
Talk about "horse heaven"?
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:14 PM
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9. What A Perfect, Funny Quip! Du'ers Are The Wittiest
Kudos :)

On to Belmont...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:17 PM
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10. Well, some of us might share a similar "Jones"
:evilgrin: ... or want to?

Watch out all you Philly fillies! :silly:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 11:39 AM
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23. It must be his Arabian bloodlines.
:dunce:
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:57 PM
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5. Wasn't that fabulous!
Home town favorite!

Solebury and Philly!
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Riptide Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:58 PM
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6. Smarty was born right across the street from my neighborhood
here in New London, Pennsylvania! Yea, Smarty!
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:00 PM
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7. I haven't seen a horse put that much distance
Edited on Sat May-15-04 07:00 PM by scmirage
on the field since Secretariat! Come on Smarty-go all the way--we need some good news in this sad world!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:23 PM
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12. That was an amazing finish ... like he was running the Belmont Stakes?
The Derby is a mile and 1/4th.
The Preakness is a mile and 3/16ths.
The Stakes is a mile and 1/2!. (That's more than 25% longer)

It looked to me like Smarty Jones was still pouring on the coal, ready for another 5/16ths of a mile.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:09 PM
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8. was difficult getting rock hard ten shoved into the thing.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:19 PM
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11. I don't know racing
but I was wondering if they were going to disqualify the horse because it would get in the chute. A little pain therapy with a twisted ear seemed to work.
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:51 PM
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16. horse?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:41 PM
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13. *sniff*
made me think of Ruffian.
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bread_and_roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:42 PM
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14. YES YES YES!!!!
I am beside myself. Happy to see some other fans here. Smarty should be the DU pick, he's the working class low rent horse who's not supposed to win these races :)))). GO Smarty!
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:47 PM
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15. I love that horse !
:)
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:05 PM
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17. What a horse! Did you see him in the final stretch?
I bet Carlos Meyers, the famous DC bartender and pony-player plus-perfect, is grooving on this tonight. Smarty Jones .. great name. Actually it was the name of a drug dealer from Georgia who went on the lamb in Thailand for about ten years. That's another story.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:09 PM
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18. World Class Smarty!:) and he's cute too!
a few pics and the story:







the finishline-

Smarty Jones Sets Record in Preakness Win

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT

BALTIMORE (AP) - Smarty Jones blazed into the lead turning for home and won the Preakness by a record 11 1/2 lengths on Saturday, setting the stage for a dramatic Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.

The undefeated colt has a chance to become just the 12th Triple Crown champion and the first to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont since Affirmed in 1978.

The crowd at Pimlico roared as jockey Stewart Elliott asked Smarty for his patented run for home. The Pennsylvania-bred responded by moving to the inside of pacesetter Lion Heart and pulling away. The margin of victory topped the record of 10 lengths by Survivor in 1873, in the first Preakness.

story
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jmcgowanjm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:17 PM
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19. Arkanasas Derby Winner
Charles Cella (Oaklawn Park Owner)
paid Smarty $5 million to win the
Kentucky Derby and insured the entire amount.

Also a co owner.

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mot78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:34 PM
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20. I REALLY hope Smarty wins the Belmont
It's been 26 years since the last time a horse has won the Triple Crown. I've spent the last few years seeing a lot of horses winning the first two races, then lose the Belmont. I don't want Smarty to end up like Funny Cide did.
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doxieone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:40 PM
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21. It was a thrill to watch and reminded me of...
Secretariat too.
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:59 PM
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22. You say that Smarty Jones is a baddddddd. Shut your mouth.
But I'm talkin about Smarty! Then we can dig it.
Hope he wins Belmont.
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