2004 Belmont Stakes

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With two-thirds of the Triple Crown under his girth, Smarty Jones was one of the shortest-priced favorites in the “Test of the Champion,” sent off at 3-10 by a record crowd of 120,139. But once again, Triple Crown history was denied as Hall of Famer Nick Zito sent out 36-1 Birdstone to overtake Smarty Jones in the final yards.

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