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Smarty Jones wins the Preakness by 12 lengths!!!!

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  • Smarty Jones wins the Preakness by 12 lengths!!!!

    Way to go Smarty!!!!!
    "I'm not much into conspiracy theories but if everyone thinks alike you don't need a plot!" ~person from another bulletin board whose name has been long forgotten~
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    Way to go Smarty!!!!!
    "I'm not much into conspiracy theories but if everyone thinks alike you don't need a plot!" ~person from another bulletin board whose name has been long forgotten~


    • #3
      Yeaaaaahhhhhhh. I just got home in time to watch his win! He was easy to spot with his tacky white bridle. This is the first time I ever posted on the racing forum.



      • #4
        WOW! What a run!


        • #5
          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...


          • #6
            All I can say is.....WOW!!!!!!!!
            "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
            ignorance!" Officer Beck


            • #7
              Hot Damn, he didn't even look tired!

              The above post is an opinion, just an opinion. If it were a real live fact it would include supporting links to websites full of people who already agreed with me.



              • #8
                Woo Hoo, GO SMARTY!!!! He made it look so easy like he was just out for his morning gallop 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.
                ~ hunt_jump ~



                • #9


                  • #10
                    He showed them how its done.
                    F O.B
                    Resident racing historian ~~~ Re-riders Clique
                    Founder of the Mighty Thoroughbred Clique


                    • #11
                      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!!!!!!


                      • #12
                        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 ) - 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!


                        • #13
                          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 ), 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. Oh well... hopefully my VCR caught it all!
                          *bad shoulder clique * Member of "OMGiH, I loff my Mare" Clique! * Proud owner of a CANTER Cutie!
                          My Horses; COMH Page; My Blog


                          • #14
                            Awesome!! Just caught the headlines on USA Today - didn't get to see the race. Anyone know the time?


                            • #15
                              What a beautiful run. The best part was the way the jockey kept petting him as they road to the winner's circle.

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

                              Go Smarty Go!

                              Member of the OTTB Clique, Re-Riders Clique and the Thread Killer Clique.



                              • #16
                                It was totally awesome!

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



                                • #17

                                  Now, can he win the Belmont??!!

                                  Doesn't have to be like his Great-Grand Daddy,

                                  Sweet day in the Afternoon....somebody bring me a crab cake!!

                                  On to Belmont!!



                                  • #18
                                    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.
                                    Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. - Gandhi


                                    • #19
                                      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!!


                                      • #20
                                        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.

                                        "With mirth and laughter, let old wrinkles come" (Shakespeare).