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    Way to go Smarty!!!!!
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    Way to go Smarty!!!!!
    "Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant." ~Barbara Damrosch~



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    http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif Yeaaaaahhhhhhh. I just got home in time to watch his win! He was easy to spot with his tacky white bridle. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif This is the first time I ever posted on the racing forum. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    CONGRATULATIONS Smarty. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif



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    WOW! What a run!



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    I'm stuck at work so I didn't get to watch (forgot to set the VCR), but did listen online. Does anyone have an idea of where I can see it online?

    it sounded awesome...



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    All I can say is.....WOW!!!!!!!!
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    Hot Damn, he didn't even look tired!

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    Woo Hoo, GO SMARTY!!!! He made it look so easy like he was just out for his morning gallop http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif I was most impressed with Gary Stevens and Mike Smith's comments after the race about both being on great colts that were just born in the wrong year. It is one thing for Smarty to impress me (a non racing person), but to impress the other jocks has to be something special.



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    WOW...



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    He showed them how its done.
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    Man I love that little horse, a friend of mine says he is great as she has exercised along side him at philly, where she works...
    Let the horse go, get out of its way, it knows what to do...Stop pulling and keep kicking!!!!!!



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    I was napping on the couch & the bell from the gates woke me up - I couldn't believe it when I saw him pulling away! I NEVER shout at the TV, but I was definitely chanting (the dog went whacko & ran in front of the TV http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif) - I went upstairs and INSISTED that my non-horsey roomie & her kind-of-into-horses-on-a-low-level boyfriend watch the replay & they were impressed. The whole trip was beautiful.

    Couldn't get my mum on the phone (I always call after a Triple Crown race) - off to call my friend who got me into racehorses so I can go 'WOW' to someone who understands!



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    LLDM... Exactly what I was thinking! I didn't see a whole lot of sweat on that boy after the race NOR did it look like he was puffing much at all! That was one awesome race to watch. Smarty was so incredibly composed pre race, then that little bit of arrogant trotting on the way to the gate (you can tell he loffs himself http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/lol.gif ), and after the race he came right back down to gentleman status. Amazing... I missed all the post race stuff though since I had to leave to come back to work. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_mad.gif Oh well... hopefully my VCR caught it all! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif
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    Awesome!! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif Just caught the headlines on USA Today - didn't get to see the race. Anyone know the time?



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    What a beautiful run. The best part was the way the jockey kept petting him as they road to the winner's circle. http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/yes.gif

    There are lot's of horses with good running gear but that horse has something extra....HEART! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif He wants to be a winner, and those around him seem to really appreciate the "personal" side of him.

    Go Smarty Go!

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    It was totally awesome! http://chronicleforums.com/images/cu...milies/yes.gif

    Does anyone know how tall he is ?
    I keep hearing references to him being "small" - just how small IS he?

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    It amazing how that horse (or his jockey) never seems to get into trouble into the race. He breaks fast, gets into position the rest of the race, then pulls away. I can't believe how he pulled away. I wanted him to win, but wanted Imperialism to get in there too.
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    Did any of you guys catch the big, black Rock Hard Ten at the starting gate? That was almost as good as the race (ok...not hardly..but it was certainly heart stopping in spots).

    Gooooo Smarty Jones! That's what racing is all about!!

    Psst...J.Turner...I was rooting for Imperialism too!!
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    NBC called it 11 3/4 lengths, but it might as well have been a mile. Love this horse, love the story, and love the class displayed by all involved, most notably Mike Smith and Gary Stevens-- deference to a great colt even in defeat.

    What a great race.

    LML



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