Smarty Jones is named for the mother of Pat Chapman, Mildrid McNair, whose childhood nickname was Smarty Jones. McNair died in 1989 and the horse was born on her birthday in 2001? Jones was sired by Elusive Quality out of I?ll Get Along, and is a great-great-grandson of Secretariat? The last horse to win the Triple Crown was Affirmed, in 1978.
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