Smarty Jones

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah #5, after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Local Expert Explains Why Winning Triple Crown Is So Hard

Why is it so difficult for a horse to win all three races?

06/06/2015

California Chrome File Photo (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

California Chrome Expected To Make Comeback At Local Racetrack

Huge crowds are expected next month, should Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome race in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx.

08/28/2014

Smarty Jones and jockey Stewart Elliott win  the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby, May 1, 2004. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Trainer For Smarty Jones Recalls The Horses Triple Crown Bid 10 Years Later

Saturday’s Belmont Stakes evokes memories of the Philadelphia horse who made the bid for the Triple Crown one decade ago.

06/07/2014

Derby Day at Reserve Restaurant and bourbon bar in Old City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

It’s the 138th Kentucky Derby Featuring Local Horse Union Rags

It’s the super bowl of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby and many folks will be cheering for “Union Rags” of Chadds Ford stable. The horse is one of the favorites in the race.

05/05/2012