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Smarty will have a nice new home

Smarty Jones will stand at Three Chimneys Farm, the former home of Seattle Slew. Folks there have a well deserved reputation for the care they give the horses, and the accomodations they make for visitors to the farm. The latter was one of the conditions sought by the Chapmans in the contract negotiations.

The Chapmans retain a 50% interest in Smarty, and control all racing decisions, including whether to race as a four year old. The contract also limits his book to 110 mares (poor fellow) and precludes shuttling between hemispheres to squeeze in more stud fees. Judging by these details, the Chapman's are more concerned with Smarty's legacy and well being than their own riches. They are doing right by the horse. God bless 'em.