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Smarty fever is catching

2004 May 31
by Skip Sauer

Jennie Rees surveys the landscape. From Secretariat’s owner to Classic winning trainers, to people who don’t know one end of a horse from the other, all are in awe of Smarty Jones. Here’s Steve Cauthen, the last jockey to ride a triple crown winner, 26 years ago: “The way he won the Preakness, with his ears pricked, he could win the Belmont as impressively as any horse has since Secretariat. If he does that, then we have an icon.”

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