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Stewart Elliott

Stewart Elliott will always be associated with champion Smarty Jones, whom he rode to a 2 3/4-length victory in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and an 11 1/2-length romp in the Preakness (G1) in 2004. Smarty Jones entered the Belmont S. (G1) unbeaten, but lost his bid for the Triple Crown when he was passed late by Birdstone and relegated to second. Elliott was born on March 1, 1965, in Toronto, Canada. His father Dennis was a jockey for six years in Hong Kong before becoming a trainer. Stewart began riding in 1981 at Keystone Park, now Philadelphia Park, and he currently ranks as the track's all-time leading rider. On January 19, Elliott racked up his 4,000th career victory when piloting Jake's Bandaid at Philadelphia Park. Elliott will be riding in only his third Derby, with Smarty Jones having been his very first mount in the Run for the Roses. His 2009 partner, West Side Bernie, was one of his top horses last year, as the two teamed up to capture the Kentucky Cup Juvenile (G3).

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

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California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.