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#196428 - 06/07/04 08:53 PM Re: Smarty Jones
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Birdstone- Well, I have to say that I am quite happy that Birdstone won. Being from Saratoga and all, Ms. Whitney lives about 5 miles away from me! She is quite stuck up, but we here, are somewhat happy- as we were with Funny Cide last year.
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#196429 - 06/09/04 08:22 PM Re: Smarty Jones
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I felt bad for the owner of the winning horse. She was apologizing for beating the favorite! She should have been on clound nine, but instead felt like the bad guy for being an upset.
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#196430 - 06/09/04 09:22 PM Re: Smarty Jones
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Oh, I am sure she IS on cloud 9, but she was on the local news saying that she would have really liked to see Smarty win. I believe she is probably speaking the truth, but I am sure she is enjoying that cha-ching noise in her pocket!
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#196431 - 06/10/04 01:53 AM Re: Smarty Jones
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Birdstone is, like Smarty, a home-bred meaning the owner also owned the mare and selected the stallion.

Mary Lou Whitney went through quite a bit of trouble to get the mare back after her husband's will ordered all of the horses to be sold after his death. (There is quite a story behind that too!)

Birdstone was such a runty colt that not many people believed in him except Ms. Whitney, the trainer Nick Zito, and the assistant trainer.

Mary Lou Whitney does not need any more money, but I think she felt her little colt was vindicated in the race. I think she felt bad that the vindication had to come at the expense of Smarty's crown.
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