Keyword: Van Trump

  • Elliott's Award Reopens the Smarty Story

    With Stewart Elliott being named the winner of this year’s prestigious George Woolf Award, it rekindled memories of those glorious five weeks in racing and Triple Crown history.

  • Belmont Stakes favorite Smarty Jones, left, with exercise rider Pete Van Trump aboard, walks with trainer John Servis atop stablemate Butterscotch at Belmont Race Track on Friday morning.

    Servis to Press: It's Time to Dance

    At the daily press conference outside Barn 5 at Belmont Park Friday morning, trainer John Servis' opening remarks were "I feel real good." He acknowledged that Smarty Jones was ready for his bid for the Triple Crown on Saturday and said the undefeated runner "knows it's time to dance."