Smarty Jones: KY Derby 2004

Remembering the career of 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones.

2004 Kentucky Derby Winner Smarty Jones

Photo: Dave Harmon

Smarty Jones was born on February 28, 2001, and on that day in 2004, he won the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Three weeks later, he was even more impressive in the Rebel, scoring by better than 3 lengths.

Photo: Coady Photography

Powering down the stretch in the Arkansas Derby.

Photo: Coady Photography

to remain undefeated.

Photo: Coady Photography

Cover Boy

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

The Smarty Connections - Patricia and Roy Chapman, who bred and owned the colt in the name of Someday Farm.

Photo: Coady Photography

Trainer John Servis

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And Stewart Elliot, who rode Smarty Jones in all 9 of his races.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Derby favorite preps for the big day, Willie Martinez up.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Posing for the camera at Churchill Downs

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Ready for the big show.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And they're off… in the mud of the Derby; Smarty is #15.

Photo: Dave Black

Overtaking Lion Heart

Photo: Dave Harmon

and pulling away

Photo: Mike Corrado

Photo: Rick Samuels

The jubilant Winner's Circle.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Blood-horse Publications

Smarty Jones returned to his Philadelphia Park home to prepare for the Preakness.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

John Servis received a warm welcome.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Smarty attracts a crowd while galloping at Philadelphia Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Talking strategy with Butterscotch.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The start of the Preakness - Smarty is #7.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Drawing off in the Pimlico Stretch

Photo: Dave Harmon

And the 2nd jewel belongs to Smarty.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The weather vane gets a new paint job.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Young fans show their support.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Good Luck in the Belmont!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Off in the Belmont.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Smarty leaps to the lead.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

But, Birdstone is gaining.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

and goes on by.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A new career, and still the center of attention.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

A well deserved rest for Champion Smarty Jones.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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