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  • Trophy awarded to winner of the Visa Triple Crown.

    Crying Wolf?

    Will racing fans be disappointed again in their wait for a Triple Crown winner? The near-misses outnumber the times that racing's most elusive prize has been claimed.

  • Smarty Jones, with exercise rider Pete Van Trump aboard, on the track at Philadelphia Park Monday.

    With the Flyers Gone, It's All Smarty; Eddington Sharp in Work

    John Servis is a longtime Philadelphia Flyers fan, and he "wasn't happy" to see his hockey team eliminated in the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night. Although he now has Philly's number one sports franchise in Smarty Jones, and the almost-fanatical support of the city and all of Pennsylvania, Servis said he's still not feeling any added pressure.

  • Sign at Chapman Ford says it all.

    Smarty Replaces Mustang as 'The Big Hoss' at Chapman Ford

    "Chapman Ford, home of Smarty Jones, how may I direct your call?" That is the greeting people receive when they call the Chapman Ford dealership on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, indicating life is not exactly the same around the showroom since Smarty Fever hit the City of Brotherly Love.

  • People line the rail at Philadelphia Park to shoot a picture of  Smarty Jones during a public gallop at Philadelphia Park on Saturday morning.

    Fans Swarm to Philly Park in Droves to See Smarty Gallop

    You had to see it to believe it. Smarty Jones' open-house gallop at Philadelphia Park Saturday morning drew between 8,500 and 10,000 fans, some of whom showed up as early as 5 a.m. Once the doors opened just before 8, it was a mad dash to secure choice spots along the rail.

  • Smarty Jones, on the track Friday at Philadelphia Park, where he likely will remain until just before the Belmont Stakes.

    Smarty Likely Will Arrive Fashionably Late For Date With Destiny

    The more trainer John Servis has thought about it the more he's leaning toward shipping Smarty Jones to Belmont Park as close to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) as possible. It had been reported that the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner would van up next Wednesday, but those plans have changed.

  • TVG Plans Extensive Coverage of Smarty Jones

    Interactive horse racing network TVG plans extensive coverage of Smarty Jones' effort to become Thoroughbred racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, including live coverage of his first post-Preakness Stake s(gr. I) public gallop, Saturday at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) from Philadelphia Park in Bensalem, Pa.

  • Smarty Jones.

    NTRA Inks Deal to Sell 'Smarty' Merchandise

    Merchandise featuring the image of dual classic winner Smarty Jones, including t-shirts and caps, will be available at racetracks across the country on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day under a deal reached between the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the undefeated colt's owners, Roy and Patricia Chapman.

  • Affirmed, racing's last Triple Crown winner, at Jonabell Farm in 1999.

    In Quest of a Crown: What Works Best?

    As trainer John Servis points Smarty Jones toward his Visa Triple Crown quest in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), here's a glance back on the workout schedules for the Derby/Preakness winners, starting with the most recent ones, since 1969. That year seemed a good time to start because it marked the first year that a Derby/Preakness winner went into the Belmont unbeaten.

  • Smarty Victim Salty Punch Finally Has His Day

    The last time Salty Punch saw Smarty Jones it was a very brief visit, about as long as it took for Smarty to blow by him shortly after the start of the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes last November. Five defeats later, Salty finally has found the winner's circle again, winning the six-furlong Danzig Stakes at Penn National.

  • Jones on Smarty Jones: 'I Was Blown Away'

    Keith Jones believes he has called about 40,000 races in his career, but he clearly remembers the ninth race at Philadelphia Park on Nov. 22 of last year. Jones said it is among the most impressive performances he ever has seen on the track.

  • Preakness TV Rating Highest Since 1990

    NBC Sports' broadcast of Smarty Jones' win in the 129th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday delivered a 6.1 national rating / 15 share for the full telecast, which is the best since 1990 and a 22% improvement over last year's 5.0/13, according to Nielsen Media Research. The 1990 Preakness, won by Summer Squall, generated a 7.2 rating/21 share.

  • See Servis' Smarty Comments Live on HRTV

    HorseRacing TV (HRTV) will give Thoroughbred racing fans a front row seat on the Smarty Jones bandwagon with special live coverage of trainer John Servis' news conferences on Friday May 21, Saturday May 22, and Monday, May 24.

  • Patrons at Philadelphia Park watch as Smarty Jones wins the Preakness. The colt is one of many top horses that have called Philly Park home.

    Phlashback: A Phew Philly Phenoms

    It has been said undefeated Smarty Jones has put Philadelphia Park on the map, but the racetrack adjacent to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bensalem Township actually has been home to some outstanding racehorses, including a few that were downright freakish.

  • Trainer John Servis, meets the press Wednesday at Philadelphia Park.

    All Systems Go As Smarty Bounces Out of Preakness in Great Shape

    Trainer John Servis, having just returned from a couple of days of relaxation up in the Poconos with his wife, Sherry, told a gathering of reporters Wednesday morning that Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones has come out the second leg of the Triple Crown as strong as ever.

  • TVG To Provide Live Peter Pan Coverage

    TVG will present live coverage of the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) from New York's Belmont Park on Saturday. The Peter Pan is the final major prep race for the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Scheduled post time is 4:45 p.m.

  • Will Smarty Jones duplicate his Preakness win in the Belmont and take home the coveted Triple Crown trophy?

    Cinderella Story

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- Get the golden coach ready; we're heading to the ball again. After so many failed attempts, maybe this time Smarty Jones can fit into that elusive glass slipper, and Thoroughbred racing and the Visa Triple Crown finally can live happily ever after.

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    Jonesing

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Checking media coverage of the extended Jones family, Smarty's a clear winner.

  • Smarty Jones, in his stall at Philadelphia Park one day after his record romp in the Preakness Stakes.

    Smarty May Be Early Arrival at Belmont

    Although trainer John Servis said Sunday morning he had not yet decided when Smarty Jones would ship to Belmont Park, barn foreman Bill Foster said they wanted to get the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner acclimated to the 1 /2-mile track and may van up as early as 10 days out.

  • Will the Peter Pan Stakes produce a challenger to impressive Kentucky Derby-Preakness winner Smarty Jones?

    Peter Pan Could Produce Rivals for Smarty

    Saturday's $200,000 Peter Pan (gr. II) at Belmont Park brings together a group of 3-year-olds taking their last shot to show they could possibly spoil Smarty Jones' quest to become racing's 12th Triple Crown champion.

  • Only Rock Hard Ten and Eddington will follow Smarty Jones to Belmont.

    The Morning After: Preakness Top Three to Return in Belmont

    On the morning following Smarty Jones' record performance in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), trainer John Servis appeared on national television and prepared to move his colt out of Pimlico. Meanwhile, the trainers of Rock Hard Ten and Eddington, the second- and third-place finishers, said they will attempt to upset a Triple Crown bid by going on to the June Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Smarty Jones rolls to victory in the Preakness.

    Smarty Jones Electrifies in Preakness Romp

    In front of a record crowd of 112,668 at Pimlico Race Course May 15, Roy and Pat Chapman's Smarty Jones made a shambles of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and kept his record perfect with his eighth win, this one by more than 11 lengths.

  • Contestants in a Hot Body contest enjoy the Baltimore atmosphere on Preakness Day.

    'Smart' House at Pimlico

    A mixture of sunny skies and temperatures hovering in the mid to upper 80s has created a packed house at Pimlico Race Course for the 129th running of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Jockey Elliott Ready to Ride

    Jockey Stewart Elliott is ready to stop answering questions about his past and is anxious to take the gate aboard 6-5 favorite Smarty Jones in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones: Is he vulnerable in the Preakness?

    Preakness Analysis: Derby Tri Looks Stro

    It's not easy to bet against Smarty Jones in Saturday's Preakness Stakes. You're trying to beat perfection, as well as forces that may very well be guiding the colt into a special place in history. Can anyone hope to derail one of the greatest feel-good stories ever? As sacrilegious as it may seem, let's at least give it a try.

  • Preakness Entrants Gallop as Big Event Nears

    Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Lion Heart walked the shedrow for an hour the morning of May 14 before he headed to the racetrack for a gallop, and then was schooled in the indoor paddock at Pimlico Race Course. Lion Heart is the second choice in the morning line for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Servis Likes What He Sees

    Trainer John Servis said that he's seeing a side of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones this week that he hasn't seen since before the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and he likes it. "He's getting a little bit of an attitude and I like him that," Servis said Friday morning on the backside of Pimlico Race Course.

  • Lion Heart Looks Ready to Peak

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up Lion Heart made his first appearance on the Pimlico track Thursday morning, and if looks mean anything, the colt is ready for a peak performance in Saturday's Preakness Stakes gr. I).

  • Smarty Jones arrives at Pimlico.

    Smarty Arrives at Pimlico

    Mark it down...12:48 p.m. That's when Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones stepped off the van at Pimlico following his two and a half-hour trip from Philadelphia Park, where has been treated like royalty for the past week. Oh, yes, 20 minutes earlier, Rock Hard Ten and Borrego arrived from Louisville.

  • Roy and Pat Chapman, center, hold enlarged copy of a $5 million bonus check given them by Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella, far right, while trainer John Servis and his wife, Sherry, far left, look on.

    Cella Pays Up; Chapmans Get Their Bonus

    Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella traveled from Arkansas to Pennsylvania Monday to hand-deliver a $5 million check to Roy and Pat Chapman, owners of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones.

  • Spectators gather to watch Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones work out on his home track at Philadelphia Park Saturday morning.

    Smarty Wows 'Em at Philly

    From tots in strollers to old men in wheel chairs, Smarty Jones fans showed up at Philadelphia Park in full force Saturday morning to watch their hero gallop and receive accolades by local and state dignitaries.

  • Cella to Present Smarty Jones' $5 Million Bonus Monday

    Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella wanted to do something big to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the racetrack that had been a part of his family since 1904. So big, in fact, the sport of horse racing has never seen anything like it.

  • Smarty Jones, in strong gallop at Philadelphia Park on Friday.

    Smarty Strong in First Solo Gallop

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones had his first solo gallop at Philadelphia Park Friday morning, and from all indications, the colt has bounced out of the Derby in great shape and is ready for another big effort in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Smarty Expected at Pimlico in a Week; Imperialism May Go

    Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones is expected to ship to Baltimore either next Wednesday or Thursday for the 129th Preakness Stakes. The undefeated colt paid his first visit to the racetrack since his victory when he jogged at Philadelphia Park Wednesday morning.

  • A rooster crosses in front of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones as he is led by trainer John Servis at Philadelphia Park on Wednesday.

    The Return of Smarty Jones: Hail the Conquering Hero

    The full moon had all but faded from the morning sky, and a salmon pink sunrise was now illuminating the tan sheet-metal barns on the Philadelphia Park backstretch. Inside Barn 11, peering out of his once-familiar stall 38, was Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones.

  • Undefeated Smarty Jones wins the Kentucky Derby!

    Can't Keep Up With This Jones

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- Get out the cheese steaks and pretzels. It's party time in Philly. Smarty Jones remains unbeaten with Kentucky Derby victory.