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Smarty Jones: America's Horse Paperback – June 1, 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582619123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582619125
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,719,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Smarty Jones has proved to the critics that he is a true Champion, even though he was edged out in the Belmont. After all, up to that point this great race horse, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was undefeated in his young career. This book tells his heartwarming story through all of his exciting races leading up to his run for the triple crown and the stunning upset. The great part for fans is it has absolutely wonderful color pictures of Smarty and his whole Smarty Jones team. Smarty was gallant in defeat and his whole crew are first class people, they showed it at Belmont. This little horse will be a fan favorite for a long time. Don't count him out yet--yes he's that good. Just remember that this is a fan book, with more pictures than verbiage. The whole 'Seabiscuit'-type story remains to be told at the end of this colt's remarkable career.
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What a beautiful book! I strongly recommend anyone to buy this book just for the pictures. Every page has huge, glossy scenes of Smarty. The rest is just articles and quotes, so it is a bit repititous, but still nice. However it makes a great picture book
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After the exhiliarating trip Smarty took us all on in his quest for the Triple Crown, I was overjoyed to find this great collection of photos and writings on the whole experience. The pictures of the Derby are unbelievable! Alot of interesting and detailed background information, too. As a native Philadelphian and visitor to Philly Park, I am more than proud of our great champion.
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I read this book and Smarty Jones: Forever a Champion, by Billy Valentine in the bookstore.

Smarty Jones's: America's Horse is just many color photos with accompaning newpaper articles. If you followed Smarty Jones career through the news on the internet or by newspaper, you will not learn anything new or personal about his life.

Smarty Jones: Forever a Champion, by Billy Valentine is a much better, although with less photos. You will learn the intimate details about Smarty Jones's life and anyone who is associated with him. You really get a feel for Smarty's personality, and people's inital reaction when they first saw him ("a runt") and when they first saw him run, how Servis changed his training tactics, etc. Definitely the book to get if you're a fan.
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I bought this book for my daughter who is a SJ lover. She loves it! It's jammed pack with information and pictures from the day he was born to the day he retired. You can't go wrong with this book if you're looking for a good memento book about this wonderful horse.
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