Animal: Smarty Jones

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Animal: Smarty Jones Gender: M
born on 28 February 2001 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place New Hope, Pennsylvania, 40n22, 74w57
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed historic source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 10°33' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°00 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°04'

Animal: Smarty Jones (working out at Philadelphia Park Racetrack)
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American race horse who captured the attention of the public in 2004 after he came in first in the Kentucky Derby held on May 1, 2004 and first in the Preakness Stakes two weeks later on May 15, 2004. Fans were wild for the horse, and he was the favorite for the Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes on June 5, 2004. Alas, he lost, coming in second.

The animal's first trainer was murdered. He barely escaped being sold by his owner, Paul Chapman, who found another trainer for him. In his second year, the horse survived a training accident in which he struck his head against a steel beam. He fell unconscious with a badly fractured skull and nearly lost an eye. The horse made a remarkable recovery and went on to win a Philadelphia race on November 9, 2003 and followed that victory with another two weeks later. He went on to take five championships before he was entered in the 2004 Kentucky Derby.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

In an article in The Mountain Astrologer, issue 118, December 2004/January 2005, Trish Marie quotes Deb Givens, farm manager at Someday Farm, who helped deliver the colt.

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Quips, Quotes & Oats: Smarty Jones Talks" by Robert L. Merz (Values of America Company, 2005), p. 15: "They call me Smarty Jones. I am about to take you on a bit of a ride. The opening scene is a farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania - a hop, skip, and jump from historic Philadelphia. It was a crisp and cool Ash Wednesday night on February 28, 2001. The moon was in Taurus, and Libra was rising. The heavens were shining with shooting stars. At nine o'clock in the evening a handsome chestnut foal (yours truly) entered the world 'perfectly, in a hurry,' according to Deborah Given, the manager at Someday Farm."


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Chestnut)
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