Birdstone - 2004 Belmont Stakes
The largest crowd in the history of Belmont Park assembled to see if Smarty Jones could become a Triple Crown winner. At 3-10 he was one Smarty Jones was one of the shortest-priced favorites the "Test of the Champion," has seen. A very New York team of Marylou Whitney, Nick Zito, and Edgar Prado spoiled the party as longshot Birdstone rallied late to deny him.
Final time: 2:27 2/5
Owner: Marylou Whitney Stables
Trainer: Nicholas Zito
Jockey: Edgar Prado