Smarty Jones Loses

The Triple CrownThat was one exciting race. Smarty Jones is an easy horse to like and an even easier horse to root for. We all gathered around the television for today's running of the Belmont Stakes in the hopes we'd see our first Triple Crown.

If you watched the race, you saw the heart breaking loss for Smarty Jones. In the lead for the home stretch and looking like he was ready to open up like he did in The Preakness, Smarty Jones was caught by Birdstone.

Smarty Jones is the third straight Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, and sixth in the past eight years, to fall short in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont. That's 27 years and counting without a Triple Crown winner.

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