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Smarty Jones, pictured in his days at Three Chimneys Farm, inspired a group of ladies to help

Smarty Jones legacy is charity for racehorses

In 2004 it seemed everyone became a racing fan. That’s when Smarty Jones burst onto racing’s big stage with storybook victories in the Derby and Preakness, and the cover of Sports Illustrated was emblazoned with the great racehorse’s image. Even a retired high school teacher, who was so non-horsey she shrugged with indifference when she first heard his name, became ensnared as the possibility of a Triple Crown victory excited the nation. In fact, Susan Kearney, 65, grew so passionate about the lives of these galloping athletes, that she went on to co-found a fundraising group committed to helping Thoroughbreds […]