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

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