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  • More Moneighs Available on E-Bay

    ReRun Inc. is putting more of its trademarked Moneigh horse paintings up for bid on E-Bay this week due to the overwhelming response by racing fans to its recent holiday auction. The current auction ends Feb. 5.

  • Shoppingwithbetty romps with Smarty Jones' first foal.

    Smarty Jones' First Foal Arrives

    The first foal by dual classic winner Smarty Jones arrived shortly after midnight Jan 10 at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • More Moneighs Being Auctioned on eBay

    Based on the success of its holiday auction, ReRun Inc. announced Tuesday that it has listed another group of the distinctive Moneigh paintings created by racehorses on the eBay auction Web site.

  • Horse Paintings Available for Holidays

    If you're looking for that perfect holiday gift for the racing fan on your shopping list, take heart--paintings by famous racehorses will be available for purchase on E-Bay beginning Saturday, Dec. 10.

  • Darley Donates Elusive Quality Season for Katrina Relief

    Sheikh Mohammed's Darley organization has donated a season to its successful stallion <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1396994&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Elusive Quality</a> to the American Red Cross "Katrina Relief" fund.

  • Belmont Stakes Ratings Down in Last Run on NBC

    Without a possible Triple Crown winner on the line, ratings for NBC's June 11 broadcast of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) dropped to an average overnight rating of 5.0 with an 11 share, down from 13.4 with a 27 share from last year when Smarty Jones made his bid for the 2004 Triple Crown.

  • Without Smarty, NBC's Preakness Ratings Drop

    NBC Sports' television broadcast of the 130th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) averaged a 5.1/13 national rating/share, down sharply from last year when Smarty Jones captured the middle leg of the Triple Crown, but up slightly from the same figures for 2003.

  • Smarty Jones Remains Popular As Ever; Foundation Established

    One year removed from capturing the hearts of a nation following wins in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Smarty Jones remains as popular as ever. It's because of his popularity that the Smarty Jones Foundation was established.

  • Flower Alley, a May 7, 2002, foal.

    Birthday Boys: Dates of Birth Vary for Derby Contenders

    All horses foaled in the Northern Hemisphere have the universal birth date of Jan. 1 as their official age of racing, but not all of this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contenders are actually 3-year-olds as of yet. Who's the oldest? Who's the youngest? Whose birth date is actually Derby day, May 7?

  • Derby Forecast Calls for Beautiful Weather

    Trainers of some Kentucky Derby (gr. I) horses were altering plans this past weekend, juggling work schedules to avoid the rain. If the National Weather Service is correct, no one should have to worry come Derby day.

  • ReRun Art Show and Benefit Auction to be Held May 5-8

    ReRun announces the 2005 Equine Art Classic Gallery Show and ReRun Benefit Art Auction to be held at The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Louisville, Ky., May 5 -May 8. The auction will open at 10 a.m. May 5.

  • Ghostzapper named New York&#39;s Horse of the Year.

    Ghostzapper Gets NY Turf Writers' Top Award

    Ghostzapper, the powerful winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), led the list of 2004 award winners announced by the New York Turf Writers' Association March 23.

  • Stewart Elliott hopes Rockport Harbor can achieve the same success as Smarty Jones.

    Elliott Happy to Get Second Chance

    The picture above the month of November in the 2005 New York Racing Association wall calendar shows the stretch run of last year's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) in which Rockport Harbor held off Galloping Grocer to complete his 2-year old season undefeated. Notable about the photo is the wide smile on the face of Rockport Harbor's jockey, Stewart Elliott.

  • Smarty's Roses Donated to Derby Museum

    The Kentucky Derby Museum has announced the receipt of Smarty Jones' "Garland of Roses", which has been donated to the museum by Roy and Patricia Chapman, the owners of the 130th Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner.

  • Smarty Jones, arriving at Three Chimneys Farm last year.

    Smarty Jones Gets First Mare in Foal

    Graded stakes winner Forest Heiress is the first mare to be checked in foal to 2004 champion and dual classic winner Smarty Jones.

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    Ghostly Vote

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- In Smarty Jones and Ghostzapper, Eclipse Awards voters were faced with two clear and deserving choices for 2004 Horse of the Year. Now they have spoken.

  • Andy Stronach, Elfrieda Stronach, Larry King and Frank Stronach at the 34th Annual Eclipse Awards.

    The Eclipse Dinner: A Ghost in the Night

    Smarty Jones grabbed most of the headlines in 2004, but it was Ghostzapper who earned the coveted gold Eclipse Award trophy and was named Horse of the Year for 2004 at the Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 24.

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    2004 Eclipse 3YO Male: Smarty Jones

    It took a while for it to sink in, but the magnitude of Smarty Jones' accomplishments in 2004 finally hit trainer John Servis like a ton of bricks. "Gosh, I won the Kentucky Derby!" he said to himself while driving recently with jockey Stewart Elliott.

  • Servis Receives TPA's Big Sport Award

    Trainer John Servis, who had the ride of a lifetime last spring with Smarty Jones, received the Big Sport of Turfdom award from the Turf Publicists of America Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, used Tiznow as inspiration for his team in 2001.

    Super Bowl: Tiznow vs. Smarty Jones

    Yes, there are ties to Thoroughbred racing in this year's Super Bowl. The Philly Frenzy that began last spring with Smarty Jones has now carried over to professional football, as Philadelphia once again has reason to celebrate. And who can forget that it was Tiznow who was the impetus for what has become football's next potential dynasty--the New England Patriots.

  • Oaklawn Park president Charles Cella, right, presenting Roy and Pat Chapman with an oversized copy of the bonus check won by Smarty Jones.

    Oaklawn, Cella to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

    Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., which celebrated 100 years of operation in 2004, and the Cella family, which has privately owned the track all that time, has been awarded the Eclipse Award of Merit, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 6.

  • 2001 Eclipse Award won by Barbara Livingston and stolen the night of the awards in Miami, 2002.
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    Eclipse Award Finalists: Some Familiar Names, Some Sure Things

    The Eclipse Award finalists, announced Jan. 5, reveal many familiar names in the human categories, with several big-name horses appearing in more than one category. Although most of the winners look like sure things, there are still some potential drag-out battles in the Sprint and 4-Year-Old and Up Female categories.

  • Elusive Quality, leading sire and leading third-crop sire of 2004.

    Leading North American Sire in 2004: Elusive Quality

    Elusive Quality has become a poster boy for what a stallion with a modest fee can accomplish. The 2004 leading sire by progeny earnings had his stud fee go from $10,000 to $30,000, to $50,000, and now to its present $100,000. It's a success story reflecting quality through and through.

  • WAVE TV Wins Eclipse Award for Derby Coverage

    WAVE 3 in Louisville, Ky., won the Media Eclipse Award for local television for its pre-and post-race coverage surrounding last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4.

  • ESPN Wins Eclipse Award for 'Smarty' Documentary

    ESPN has won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Features for its documentary "Smarty Jones: America's Horse," which aired on Oct. 31, 2004, on ESPN and ESPN HD, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4.

  • NBC Sports Wins Eclipse Award for Belmont Show

    NBC Sports won the Eclipse Award for National Television – Live Racing for its production of the 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 4.

  • Smarty Jones, one of the 3-year-old stars of 2004.

    Analyzing the 3-Year-Old Scene in 2004

    Whether you felt this year's 3-year-old crop was a good one or bad one, it certainly inspired a good deal of passion and provided a number of memorable moments. The following is a look back at the tumultuous 3-year-old season and its most notable performers, broken down into categories.

  • Big Sport of Turfdom Awarded to John Servis

    John Servis, the Philadelphia Park-based trainer who nearly guided Smarty Jones to the Triple Crown while at the same time accommodating a throng of media following them, has been named the winner of the 2004 Big Sport of Turdom Award presented by the Turf Publicists of America.

  • TCA Stallion Season Auction Grosses $1.86 Million

    The Thoroughbred Charities of America's 15th annual gala charity stallion season and art auction Dec. 4 at Herb and Ellen Moelis' CandyLand Farm near Middletown, Del. raised $1.86 million, it was announced Wednesday.

  • 'Moment of the Year' Voting Begins

    Voting is underway at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Web site for the sixth annual "NTRA Moment of the Year."

  • Let's Move On

    <i>By Victor Zast</i> - Why has Thoroughbred racing decided to put its future into the hands of a public relations agency?

  • Smarty Jones Derby Items to Benefit War Fund

    Churchill Downs Inc. is offering rare memorabilia of 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones in an eBay auction to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. A ticket package to the 2005 Kentucky Derby and Oaks will also be offered in the auction, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 26.

  • Smarty Jones Derby Items to Benefit War Fund

    Churchill Downs Inc. is offering rare memorabilia of 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones in an eBay auction to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. A ticket package to the 2005 Kentucky Derby and Oaks will also be offered in the auction, which is scheduled to begin on Nov. 26.

  • Smarty Jones Oil Painting Donated to TCA Auction

    "Smarty Jones Winning the Preakness 2004", an original oil painting, has been donated by artist Shawn Faust to the Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season and Art Auction at Candyland Farm, which will be simulcast live to Lexington's Cross Gate Gallery Dec. 4.

  • Smarty Jones Featured at Pennsylvania Museum

    Smarty Jones, winner of the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is the subject of an exhibit that opens Nov. 16 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, the state capital.

  • Horse of the Year candidate Smarty Jones.

    Smarty's Opponents Unfairly Maligned

    In discussions of the Horse of the Year merits of Smarty Jones and Ghostzapper, it has been stated that Smarty Jones defeated an inferior group of 3-year-olds. But when you look at all the facts, there really is no basis for this.

  • I&#39;ll Get Along, the dam of Smarty Jones, sold for $5 million.

    Smarty Jones' Dam Brings $5 Million

    It was an exciting night Nov. 7 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks as I'll Get Along, the dam of dual classic winner and Horse of the Year candidate Smarty Jones, brought a top price of $5 million during the November select sale. Multiple grade I winner Toccet, selling as a stallion prospect, also topped the seven-figure mark, at $3.35 million.