Smarty Jones Makes the Move to Kentucky
Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:26 AM
Posted: Monday, August 16, 2004 4:02 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
With groom Ruben Ramos outside the stallion barn, Smarty Jones parades for the media after his Monday morning arrival at Three Chimneys Farm.
Smarty Jones moved into his new Kentucky home at Three Chimneys Farm on Monday morning.
The Pennsylvania-bred winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness left his home state Saturday for Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., where he will stand at stud. Owners Pat and Roy Chapman recently syndicated the popular 3-year-old colt.
The horse was given a final farewell Saturday at Philadelphia Park in front of about 8,000 fans that turned out to say goodbye. The Chapmans retired the colt after he was diagnosed with bone bruises in all four hoofs.
``I was very glad to see so much support for Smarty Jones, and appreciation for what he has done, and understanding for what we're doing,'' said Pat Chapman in a statement Sunday.
In nine career starts, Smarty Jones -- with jockey Stewart Elliott -- won eight races and earned $7,563,535, including a $5 million bonus from Oaklawn Park for victories in the Rebel Stakes, Arkansas Derby and Kentucky Derby.
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