Ok, I saw one commercial about this two weeks ago and then a flood of it today. “Smarty Jones” was the horse, right? Not the rider?
Um, and why was it such a big deal? I’ve never seen horse racing propagated so hugely on TV before.
Hey, that guy (Prado?), my Father in law used to live next door to him. Nice guy, apparently.
I was pullling for Smarty Jones, too, though the hype was getting too much. However, the way Birdstone kicked it in in the last stretch was amazing, and I truly enjoyed watching the race, even though I don’t follow horse racing…
I for one am happy that he lost, nothing against the horse, owner, rider or trainer, but we have a guy in our office that ever since the Preekness has talked of nothing but Smarty Jones, his history, his trainer (his history), his rider (his history), etc. It’s like he felt he was chosen by God to be the horse’s advocate.
People would see him coming and clear out. I know if Smarty Jones would have won we would have had to live with it for at least another month or so. Hopefully the loss will shut him up although we will probably have to put up with a day or two of mourning over the loss.