Derby Contenders

Prep Race History

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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 1 2004 130th Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs I 1 1/4 Mile 1 N/A
Apr 10 2004 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park II 1 1 N/A

Connections

John Servis

Trainer

John Servis was born into a family involved in the Thoroughbred racing industry.  His father worked as a jockey, a manager for the Jockey's Guild, and then a steward.  Servis has done it all including hot walking, grooming, jockey's agent, and got his trainer's license in 1984.  He burst onto the scene with Smarty Jones, who in 2004 won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, but fell a length short in the Belmont Stakes to lose his chance at winning the Triple Crown.

Stewart Elliott

Jockey

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).

Someday Farm

Owner

Roy "Chappy" Chapman and his wife Pat bred and owned 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones.  Smarty Jones would go on to be named Champion 3 Year Old and would win 8 of 9 career starts.  The Champmans owned 5 other stakes winners in their career.  Roy Chapman owned several automobile dealerships in the Philadelphia area.

Someday Farm

Breeder

Roy "Chappy" Chapman and his wife Pat bred and owned 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones.  Smarty Jones would go on to be named Champion 3 Year Old and would win 8 of 9 career starts.  The Champmans owned 5 other stakes winners in their career.  Roy Chapman owned several automobile dealerships in the Philadelphia area.

Pedigree

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