Smith came into the 2004 meet with $978,751 in earnings over the first seven years of racing at the New Kent, Va., racetrack. He was leading trainer in 2002 and 2003, and was tied with Ferris Allen for top honors in 1998. Allen, a native of Varina, Va., is the only other trainer to have earned $1 million in purses at Colonial.
The Colonial Downs meet extends through July 26. Racing is held Fridays, Mondays, and Tuesdays at 5 p.m. EDT, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m.