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  • Way to go Smarty Jones!!!!

    How cool was that today!!?

    Cowboy Logic, Walk In The Park, Blue, Jacob & Missy- and now Junior and Betty too!
  • Original Poster

    How cool was that today!!?

    Cowboy Logic, Walk In The Park, Blue, Jacob & Missy- and now Junior and Betty too!


    • #3
      I think at the Belmont all the other horses should give Smarty a buy in and walk. He deserves it, what a heart that horse has. That's what happens when you don't grow up as a prince with prime ground. Good footing just makes him fly whether it mud or sand.
      http://www.usAHSA.org and http://www.noreinstatement.org


      • #4
        Thats was awesome!! GO SMARTY JONES!!!!
        I love cats, I love every single cat....
        So anyway I am a cat lover
        And I love to run.


        • #5
          Snowbird, be careful of using that "bye" word - you might get CellosPride over here thinking he in some way will qualify for ADA protection!


          • #6
            Very cool Cowboylogic, very cool indeed!!! Hopefully, we get to see him be a Triple Crown winner..


            • #7
              GREAT race.........

              Congrats to everyone involved.......

              Let's keep our fingers crossed........
              "The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse" Lord Palmerston


              • #8
                I can't believe I missed it! At least I knew right where to turn for an instant result--- the COTH boards.

                And I missed it for the best reason-- I was having a great ride and didn't want to get off.

                GO SMARTY!!!! A true triple crown prospect is just what we need to brighten these dismal times...


                • #9
                  I'm sure that you can catch it on the evening news or a sports update show. It really was a great race.
                  "The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse" Lord Palmerston


                  • #10

                    Do not jest about the ADA. I feel very strongly that Imperialism was NOT offered a reasonable accommodation for his sunken eye & plan to contest the outcome of the race.



                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snowbird:
                      I think at the Belmont all the other horses should give Smarty a buy in and walk. He deserves it, what a heart that horse has. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      Nothing is worth having in the end if you haven't earned or fought for it ... so I hope that he encounters another solid field at Belmont.

                      The last Grade I stakes win whereby only one horse raced (called a walk-over) was a "feat" in 1980 by the immortal racing legend Spectacular Bid who ironically like Smarty won the '79 Kentucky, Preakness and was the favorite for the Belmont.


                      • #12
                        The race brought tears to my eyes today. It was wonderful! I think it's great how the Triple Crown races can bring all types and disciplines of horse people together.


                        • #13
                          I know it brought tears to my eyes I was jumping up and down in the last stretch as he went flying while Im holding my 5 month old.. Who by the way was laughing the whole time... Great horse!!! I just love that little guy!
                          Let the horse go, get out of its way, it knows what to do...Stop pulling and keep kicking!!!!!!


                          • #14
                            That was just awesome. I just loved watching that horse click through gears. He looked like he could've gone another mile. His ears were up and he looked like he was having the time of his life! It gave me chills. <span class="ev_code_BLUE">Just AWESOME!!</span>

                            This will also help out the struggling TB racing industry in the PA/NJ area.
                            Life is hard. After all, it kills you. - K. Hepburn


                            • #15
                              I was jumping up and down and screaming like a maniac as they came for home! It was so awesome, you could really just see him dig in and sail out in front of the competition. He made it look too easy!



                              • #16
                                That was an absolutely thrilling race! It was almost as electrifying as being there in person, jumping up and down, screaming like a maniac, two in front of the television. I can only imagine what the neighbors must have thought as we were yelling, "Go Smarty go!"


                                • #17
                                  Should you have been in the room with me as I watched Smarty cross the finish line, you would have heard:
                                  "Go Smarty, its chur burf-day, we gonna partay like its chur burf-day!!!!"

                                  Yes. I know. I am THE rapper. I'll get ya'll my card. Have your people call my people.

                                  Oh ya...
                                  I've been shot TEN times! Beat that 50 Cent.
                                  Founder of: \"Non-GPA owners\" clique
                                  Member of: \"I got left out of the ponies\" clique


                                  • #18
                                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Snowbird, be careful of using that "bye" word - you might get CellosPride over here thinking he in some way will qualify for ADA protection! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                                    Great minds must think alike!

                                    I was thinking the EXACT same thing and looking down the posts to see if she made it here yet!



                                    • #19
                                      Oh! Gimmerglass and LaurieP,I'm sorry I didn't think anyone would take me seriously. It was just the high of the moment watching that proud horse take on the world with his ears perked forward so pleased with himself, it just didn't seem there should be any issue.

                                      The way he lengthened his stride to prove there was no question who won. And I saw poor Lionheart with his ears pinned back knowing he couldn't catch him. That must have been quite a blast to his pride. Thoroughbreds are so proud and arrogant that accepting defeat must have shattered his self confidence.

                                      Should he be compelled to lose yet a third time?Just pass off my transgression as the enthusiasm of the moment and not based on logic or reasonable consideration.
                                      http://www.usAHSA.org and http://www.noreinstatement.org


                                      • #20
                                        Oh, I knew you were not serious, Snowbird, but if you had been following the trainwreck of the Margie Engle thread, you would know why the word "bye" is pushing the buttons of a few of us! Hence, my two grins and a wink in my response.