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Smarty Jones DIDN'T Do IT  
User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 981 times:

They just crossed the finish line, Smarty Jones has just been beaten by Birdstone.

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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Damn. Great race.  Sad



User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 972 times:

Wasn't sure how he'd do after I saw the start, but I thought it was a done deal off the 4th turn & that he had it after he started to pull away.

...but in the words of Yogi Berra, "It ain't over till it's over".

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 956 times:

OMGGGGG, That was a dammm good race.

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 945 times:

And again, Philly loses again.

User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 933 times:

I too kept waiting for the pullaway down the stretch. But, looking back on it now, I don't see that he was able to dictate the race, others did it for him. While he didn't look like he gave out at the end, he was just plain tracked down at the end by a horse that on this day, ran his own type of race.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 933 times:

Yeah, what is deal all about with the problems?

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 924 times:

What a race, the best horse won.


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User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Will we ever see another triple crown winner???? When Smarty Jones got more than one length in front of Rock Hard Ten, I thought it was all over. You sure can not blame the jockey....Stewart Elliott rode a superb race.

Congrats to trainer Nick Zito....5 second place finishes in the Belmont, and today a huge win.



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User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6638 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 912 times:

So is Smarty's *STAR* over?

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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2727 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 906 times:

I don't know about the rest of the country, but I think the hype of Smarty Jones in the Phildelphia area was a bit out of control! I live just a few miles from "Someday Farm" where the owners live, and in the other direction a few miles away is Philadelphia Park where Smarty Jones trained. So it's hyped up a bit, yes, but then again it's a 1 in 9 probability of winning, maybe a bit better, but still not much.

It also bugs me a bit to see them coaxing a blindfolded horse into it's starting block. I'm not saying it's animal cruelty or anything, because I'm sure that horse gets excellent care, but it didn't seem to be very interested in starting that race!

Nick


User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 893 times:

I seriously thought Smarty had it until Birdstone came up in the final stretch... Oh well, it was a good race though.  Smile


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 889 times:

WC Fields had on his tombstone... "Id rather be here than Philadelphia".

However, the location doesnt change the dream.... Even if Philadelphia sucks.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 883 times:

I came in to watch it-was out doing some yard work. I was online, and I told Sean, as Smarty turned down the home stretch, that 'SMARTY JONES WINS IT!!"....

...then I saw Birdstone closing the gap, and the lead vanished.....

There's always next year.  Smile


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 867 times:

As Haveric so correctly stated, the Philadelphia sports curse continues...*sigh*...

Greg



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3541 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 853 times:

I blame the jockey. Although he ran a good race, it looked like he drove him a little too hard through the 4th turn, and by the time the straight away came around, the horse had already given all he had, and in the last 1/4 mile he just didn't have enough. I was watching it in an offtrack betting place and let me tell you, there were about 300 people in there who all lost money, here is what it sounded like

"yes!! go smarty, go go! ohhh he's gonna do it! go ......noo faster, ahhh smarty......ohh no.....nooo.....ohh shit ahhhh faster ahhh he's not gonna do it....no"

it was very depressing. yet still hilarious. haha



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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 851 times:

MaiznBlue -- how can someone from "Traverse City" (i.e. worse than Detroit) rip on Philadelphia??? Dude, give me a break!!!

User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 845 times:

I'm an underdog guy usually, especially coming from a town where being the underdog is part of daily life, however, to see Smarty come so close, yet be so far away is tough. Hopefully we shall see a triple crown winner in our lifetimes.

P.S. - Philly is a great place, they just need that one win.

-Fly High, Fly Proud.
-KBUF737



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 842 times:

What a race, my parents were sure he would win it, but I noticed coming into the fourth turn that Birdstone was coming on really fast into fifth position, he was absolutely flying. Many races are like this with the winner being the one who makes the strongest push at the end. Very tense, and very exciting race!


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29841 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 842 times:

Well send that Nag off to the glue factory then.


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