Smarty Jones, a Pennsylvania homebred owned by Pat and Roy Chapman, had become a Philadelphia icon, a blue-collar overachiever from Philadelphia Park … By Toronto Mike June 5, 2004 @ 7:19 PM Sports 0 comments. Smarty Jones horse rating and status. That was one exciting race. SMARTY JONES WASHED DOWN AFTER WORKOUT AT BELMONT PARK. Kentucky Derby Contenders - Road to the Derby schedule - Kentucky Derby Prep Replays - Kentucky Derby Radar. Smarty Jones is an easy horse to like and an even easier horse to root for. He achieved his Derby victory on a sloppy surface following a raging storm that flooded areas of Churchill Downs and sent fans scrambling to cover themselves in plastic bags in order to stay dry. We all gathered around the television for today's running of the Belmont Stakes in the hopes we'd see our first Triple Crown. Smarty Jones horse page with past performances, results, pedigree, photos and videos. Smarty Jones Tires to Lose the Belmont By tien mao June 7, 2004 9:16 a.m. Saturday evening, Smarty Jones was attempting to win the Triple Crown, something most people at Belmont … See who is a fan of Smarty Jones. If you watched the race, you saw the heart breaking loss for Smarty Jones. … Almost everyone at Belmont, even Team Smarty's rivals, wanted to see Smarty Jones end the 26-year drought of Triple Crown champions. Smarty Jones romped to the finish line first in every race he ever ran until the Belmont. It wasn't the money. - Buy this stock photo and explore similar images at Adobe Stock In 2004, blue-and-white Smarty Jones posters bedecked nearly every inch of the standing-room-only Belmont Park, with 120,000-plus fans rooting their hearts out for the little horse that could to complete the first Triple Crown in 26 years. Smarty Jones Loses. Kentucky Derby 2020. Kentucky Derby News. Seventeen rivals trailed behind him in the mud, including Birdstone and America’s current leading sire, Tapit. Triple Crown Races - Kentucky Derby - Preakness Stakes - Belmont Stakes.