April 28, 2014 |
The race itself, Stewart Elliott still insists, was like most any other. "You're just riding," Elliott said. "It doesn't sound right, but you're just riding a race. " Even if it's the Kentucky Derby, and you're riding in it for the first time, on a favorite named Smarty Jones. If all that's true, if there's no moment to process what's happening, even in the final strides, the result hits you like an emotional ton of bricks, when you realize you've ridden it correctly and won the 2004 Kentucky Derby.
May 27, 2004 |
The plan yesterday was for Smarty Jones to gallop with a pony alongside. Then trainer John Servis changed the plan. "He seemed kind of full of himself," Servis said. "So I let him go by himself. We'll probably go lighter [today]. " Yesterday, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, preparing for the mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes on June 5, galloped a mile and five-eighths. The post-gallop pronouncement from his trainer: "Very good. Very good. " Smarty Jones will go lighter today because he will have a seven-furlong breeze tomorrow at 5:30 a.m., with Stewart Elliott riding.
May 1, 2004 |
Coming off the track after his first ride at Churchill Downs, mud still caked on his nose, Stewart Elliott wasn't exactly worried that Jet Prospector had just finished seventh out of 10 horses in the fourth race yesterday. Elliott was on the New York-bred to prepare for the ride of his life on Smarty Jones in today's $1 million Kentucky Derby. He's supposed to have a couple of more rides today before he tries to become the first jockey to win in his Derby debut in a quarter-century.
May 11, 2004
I APPRECIATE the accomplishments of Stewart Elliott. But to call him "Our Hero" on the front page of the Daily News is excessive. Every time I turn around your paper is calling some unworthy individual a hero. Pat Tillman could be considered a hero. Someone who saves lives should be given the title hero. But here we are talking about a jockey ? a man who rides horses for a living. Since when is his career accomplishments hero-worthy? I strongly request that your paper refrain from such accolades and put this into proper perspective.
May 14, 2003 |
Stewart Elliott rode the 3,000th winner of his 20-year career when he guided Navesink Tide to victory in the last race yesterday at Philadelphia Park. Elliott, born 38 years ago in Toronto, is from a racing family and has spent the bulk of his career riding at Delaware Valley tracks. A Washington Crossing resident, Elliott was the leading jockey at Philadelphia Park the last two seasons and is second in the current standings to Jose Flores.
February 7, 2012
Parx Racing Results, Feb. 7 1ST-$28,000 3YO F, mdn cl, $25,000 - $20,000 6F Malibu Yankee (F. Pennington) 3.40 2.20 2.10 Sunshine Katie (Josue Arce) 4.20 3.00 Caldonia (Stewart Elliott) 4.00 Exacta (1-4) paid 13.40. Trifecta (1-4-7) paid 64.80. Off 12:26:36. Time 1:14:2. Scratched- Peanutbutter Cup. 2D-$34,000 3YO F, mdn cl, $40,000 - $35,000 1M Jiddy (Stewart Elliott) 5.40 3.40 2.80 Across the Track (Frankie Pennington) 3.00 2.60 Late Nite Laura (Mary Brock)
May 31, 2004 |
Smarty Jones jogged a mile at Philadelphia Park yesterday during his workout in preparation for next weekend's Belmont Stakes in New York. "He's just doing great, back in the barn bucking and playing," said trainer John Servis, adding that the undefeated Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner would probably jog 1 1/2 miles - the Belmont distance - today. Servis said the colt could arrive in New York on Wednesday morning before the draw for Saturday's final leg of the Triple Crown.