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Smarty Jones | Superfectablog v3.0 - Part 3

Racehorses in History

June: Fairy Chant
b. 1937
Why: A champion at 3 and 4, Fairy Chant won the Beldame twice. She was in the money for 26 of her 42 races.

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Happy New Year

It’s January, we officially have a new crop of three-year-olds, so that means it’s Wild Derby Speculation Season. Soldier’s Dancer won the Tropical Park Derby as expected although it doesn’t sound as though the race was particularly notable otherwise — unlike last year. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks before things [...]

Hard Spun Spin?

By all accounts, Hard Spun looked great in his easy victory, but I am still wary of jumping on (another) two-year-old bandwagon at this point. While he is taking the increasingly-well-trod Smarty Jones path through Arkansas, he has yet to face serious competition of the sort Street Sense demonstrated he is very capable of [...]

Nursery Rhymes

The rescheduled Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes goes off Monday at 3.50, with Hard Spun as the main attraction. I’m glad to see he’s able to make the race despite the moving date, but it would have been nice if Philadelphia Park (‘and casino’) had been able to put it on Saturday or Sunday so that [...]

Ouija Board Triumphs; Some Smarty News

Ouija Board did a fantastic job in the Prince of Wales Stakes at Ascot today — she didn’t just beat the boys, she beat Electrocutionist, winner of the Dubai World Cup (as well as favorite David Junior). Soviet Song also put in a good effort to win the Windsor Forest Stakes — there’s a [...]

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The post position draw was interesting; it should be a good race with Barbaro, Brother Derek and Sweetnorthernsaint all in a row. (It has no doubt been pointed out many times that the 6 is the ‘winningest’ post, most recently courtesy of Smarty Jones).

Speaking of Smarty and thus Three Chimneys, their new commercial ‘from’ [...]