Kentucky Derby Winner Returns


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Smarty Jones, a fan favorite, in late November returned to Kentucky to continue his stud career.  Dual classic winner and champion, Smarty Jones has relocated to historic Calumet Farm.  He first retired to Three Chimneys for the 2005 season, followed by stints in Pennsylvania at Ghost Ridge Farm and Northview Stallion Station. Owner Patricia Chapman and her Someday Farm retain controlling interest (for more go to http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/96087/smarty-jones-to-stand-at-calumet-farm)

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Winner of the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), the Pennsylvania-bred has settled in at Calumet, adjusting well to his new routine and environment. Smarty Jones resides alongside English Channel. He goes out daily at 2 pm and is brought back to the stallion barn at 7 am. He gets fed twice a day.

“He seems to be a horse that as long as he has grass under his feet he’s happy,” said Eddie Kane with Calumet. The stallion loves treats and has a terrific appetite. “If he can eat, he will!”


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Smarty Jones (Elusive Quality—I’ll Get Along) is the sire of 27 stakes winners and will be the ninth Kentucky Derby winner and ninth Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner to reside at Calumet.

“We are grateful to have the honor of such a notable stallion on our grounds,” said farm manager Eddie Kane. “Smarty Jones fits in perfectly.” Two other classic winners, Oxbow and Point Given, also currently stand at Calumet. A 16-hand chestnut, Smarty Jones looks good and happy, enjoying time in his paddock. Others housed in his stall were Ponder, Pensive, and Sun Again.


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For more on Smarty Jones go to: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/96380/smarty-jones-settles-in-at-calumet, and follow Anne/Claire's Twitter feeds @BH_AEberhardt & @BH_CNovak and Anne M. Eberhardt Photography's Facebook Page AnneEberhardtPhotos.

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