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Smarty arrives

Young fan given son of Smarty Jones

Ten-year-old Madison Scott was playing in the backyard of her Texas home when her father yelled for her to hurry and come inside; history was in the making. The television in the Scott family’s living room was tuned to The Belmont Stakes, the third and final race of the legendary Triple Crown. And on that June day in 2004, sports fans like her father, who didn’t usually follow horse racing, paused to watch chestnut colt Smarty Jones make a flying bid at winning what hadn’t been won in decades. “My dad called me in to watch. He said a horse was going […]