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December 7, 2012
Res Judicata, son of Smarty Jones, will attempt to become the first of Smarty's offspring to win the $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery for juveniles on Saturday at Parx. Bred and owned by Patricia Chapman, Res Judicata wears the same Someday Farm colors made famous by Smarty Jones. He made his debut July 12 at Penn National and came from off the pace to win at five furlongs as the 4-5 betting favorite. After finishing fourth in his second race, Res Judicata pulled away impressively three weeks later to win the $75,000 Chris Elser Memorial.
SPORTS
July 27, 2004 | By Craig Donnelly and Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
There will be no Smarty celebration on Labor Day, no lovefest at Philadelphia Park for the homegrown Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. According to co-owner Patricia Chapman, Smarty Jones has a bruised left hoof and won't be entered in the Pennsylvania Derby. The injury is not career-threatening. "There is a bruise, just on the left hoof," Chapman said. "He had been a little tender before the [Kentucky] Derby, but I don't know if it's related. " She saw the bruise last week when she visited Philadelphia Park and met with trainer John Servis.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Smarty Jones is winning races. But can Philadelphia's most famous horse also win customers for his owner's car dealerships? Roy Chapman and his sons sure hope so. Last weekend, the seven dealerships owned by Chapman Auto Group offered free Smarty Jones hats to people coming in for test drives. The result: The dealerships gave away nearly 1,700 hats, and sold nearly 20 percent more vehicles than usual, according to Mike Chapman, president of C&C Ford in Horsham. He declined to give exact numbers.
SPORTS
May 31, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If anyone ever put together a chart of all the connections to the current Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner - call it Six Degrees of Smarty Jones - there would be another champion horse in there somewhere. This one doesn't race. He's a show jumper, heading to the Olympics, representing Ireland. When not competing in Europe, Carling King is stabled at a 128-acre farm in Montgomery County and owned by a woman who might not be involved with her sport if not for Smarty Jones' owners, Roy and Patricia Chapman.
SPORTS
May 11, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The $5 million bonus check that Smarty Jones earned for winning the Kentucky Derby and two Arkansas stakes races arrived yesterday in style, by private plane, landing at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella delivered the check and received some eloquent words yesterday at Philadelphia Park. "What you did for us was great," Smarty Jones' trainer, John Servis, told Cella during the presentation ceremony. "What you did for the [horse racing] business was absolutely fantastic.
SPORTS
August 4, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Smarty Jones fans will be able to see the retired Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Aug. 14 at Philadelphia Park. Plans are still being worked out for what Philadelphia Park is calling a "Smarty Retirement Party. " Smarty Jones will be paraded down the stretch at his home track in Bensalem during the middle of that day's racing program. "I think it will be a tremendous crowd," said Keith Jones, Philadelphia Park public relations director. "It might almost be a [Pennsylvania]
SPORTS
April 29, 2004 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Though she and her husband envisioned the home they bought in this exclusive Gasparilla Island community as a place to relax and escape, Patricia Chapman has not been able to do either recently. Ever since their horse, Smarty Jones, won the Arkansas Derby earlier this month and became an unlikely favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, life for the Chapmans has been one frantic gallop. "I've got a million things to do," she said while gulping down her coffee and oatmeal one morning last week and gearing up for another full day of Derby preparations, "but I can't seem to get off the phone.
NEWS
April 25, 2004 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Finding a Philadelphia-area horse in the Kentucky Derby spotlight is as unlikely as finding a mint julep at Pat's or Geno's. But that's exactly the role Smarty Jones, the undefeated 3-year-old colt who was foaled in Chester County, cut his racing teeth at Philadelphia Park, and lost his parents' matchmaker to a South Jersey murder, will fill this week. No Philadelphia Park horse has ever finished better than 14th in the Run for the Roses, and only one Pennsylvania-bred - York County-foaled Lil E Tee in 1992 - has ever won. With his impressive victory in the Arkansas Derby on April 10, Smarty Jones not only declared himself the probable top choice in Saturday afternoon's Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs, but also moved one step nearer to a $5 million bonus.
SPORTS
May 16, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's nice to know that even as his horse, Smarty Jones, is on the brink of becoming the biggest money-winner in racing history, owner Roy Chapman hasn't lost his down-to-earth sense of humor, nor his instincts as a car dealer. He's still generous with his explosive laugh that comes out of nowhere. And, despite the emphysema that forces him to use a wheelchair and breathe with oxygen tubes, he is as cagey as ever. Yesterday, after Smarty won the Preakness Stakes by a record 11 1/2 lengths, Chapman said he'd met with proud Smarty fan Gov. Rendell.
SPORTS
July 1, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Party Jones? Smarty Joe? Smarty Jones hasn't started his breeding career, but the 3-year-old colt already is spawning a generation of thoroughbreds named after him, most of them having no more relation to Smarty Jones than the Dow Jones index has. Since May, the Jockey Club - official registrar of thoroughbred names in North America - has approved eight that are some variation of Smarty Jones. There are Party Jones and Sleepy Jones. Smarty Dee and Smarty Me. Smarty Who and Like Smarty.
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December 7, 2012
Res Judicata, son of Smarty Jones, will attempt to become the first of Smarty's offspring to win the $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery for juveniles on Saturday at Parx. Bred and owned by Patricia Chapman, Res Judicata wears the same Someday Farm colors made famous by Smarty Jones. He made his debut July 12 at Penn National and came from off the pace to win at five furlongs as the 4-5 betting favorite. After finishing fourth in his second race, Res Judicata pulled away impressively three weeks later to win the $75,000 Chris Elser Memorial.
NEWS
January 30, 2007 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Pete Giangiulio heard the news about Barbaro yesterday, he thought of the autistic foal on his Unionville farm who walks in tiny circles all day and will feed only at 11 p.m. "She'll never race. She'll never breed. But we keep her world small," said Giangiulio, who owns Castle Rock Farm. "She's happy. She has a quality of life. "I'm sure Barbaro lived in a happy little world this last year," he said. "But when the Jacksons [owners Roy and Gretchen] saw that it was no longer possible for him to be happy in it, they made the decision they had to make.
SPORTS
August 15, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Smarty Jones' public retirement from horse racing, in a ceremony yesterday afternoon at Philadelphia Park, was as brief and as bittersweet as his blazing career. Smarty's riderless walk down the homestretch to the winner's circle at trackside, with royal blue bandages covering the ankle injuries that ended his career after seven months and $7.6 million in prize money, left a few women crying, sold a lot of souvenirs and gave many fans who'd never heard of the horse until spring a last chance to cheer an animal that many hailed as a working-class hero.
SPORTS
August 8, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There was jubilation at Three Chimneys Farm earlier this summer when the breeding farm won the Smarty Jones sweepstakes. Now, there is anticipation of his arrival, and the phones are ringing off the hook. But in the days right after Smarty was retired, Three Chimneys owner Robert Clay heard and read that this was another example of what was wrong with the financially ailing sport - taking a star away before he even entered his athletic prime. "It's been a tough week," Clay said Friday in his office at Three Chimneys.
SPORTS
August 4, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Smarty Jones fans will be able to see the retired Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Aug. 14 at Philadelphia Park. Plans are still being worked out for what Philadelphia Park is calling a "Smarty Retirement Party. " Smarty Jones will be paraded down the stretch at his home track in Bensalem during the middle of that day's racing program. "I think it will be a tremendous crowd," said Keith Jones, Philadelphia Park public relations director. "It might almost be a [Pennsylvania]
NEWS
August 3, 2004 | By Mike Jensen and Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
After a stirring Kentucky Derby victory in the mud, a record-breaking romp at the Preakness, and a near-miss at the Belmont Stakes that produced heartache across America, the ride is over. Smarty Jones is retired. They had never seen a horse like this before at Philadelphia Park - and thousands showed up just to watch him gallop. But the next time that Smarty Jones gallops with a saddle on his back, he will be romping around a Kentucky breeding farm. For the rest of his life, he'll do his running in fields of bluegrass.
SPORTS
July 27, 2004 | By Craig Donnelly and Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
There will be no Smarty celebration on Labor Day, no lovefest at Philadelphia Park for the homegrown Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner. According to co-owner Patricia Chapman, Smarty Jones has a bruised left hoof and won't be entered in the Pennsylvania Derby. The injury is not career-threatening. "There is a bruise, just on the left hoof," Chapman said. "He had been a little tender before the [Kentucky] Derby, but I don't know if it's related. " She saw the bruise last week when she visited Philadelphia Park and met with trainer John Servis.
SPORTS
July 1, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Party Jones? Smarty Joe? Smarty Jones hasn't started his breeding career, but the 3-year-old colt already is spawning a generation of thoroughbreds named after him, most of them having no more relation to Smarty Jones than the Dow Jones index has. Since May, the Jockey Club - official registrar of thoroughbred names in North America - has approved eight that are some variation of Smarty Jones. There are Party Jones and Sleepy Jones. Smarty Dee and Smarty Me. Smarty Who and Like Smarty.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Smarty Jones galloped by the first turn at Belmont Park, tearing right by his chuckling owners as trainer John Servis, holding a rein alongside his pony, strived to keep Smarty from really taking off. Five minutes later, at 7:05 a.m. yesterday, Smarty came jogging around, restrained, his head down. "This is when you wish you had the farm back," Patricia Chapman said to her husband, whose emphysema had forced them to sell Someday Farm in 1999. "Oh," Roy Chapman said, his voice much quieter than usual, as he sat just inside the rail.
SPORTS
June 4, 2004 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leaving Philadelphia Park, you check your phone messages. The first one says: "This is probably the strangest request you've ever gotten . . . " It had better be really good to qualify even for the strangest of the day. Smarty Madness is in full stride. Pulling up to the racetrack at 5 a.m. May 21, the morning Smarty Jones is going to work out, you see a white stretch limo in the little parking lot by the paddock. Its occupants are handing out CDs with yet another Smarty Jones song.
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