WELCOME TO SMARTY'S GIFT......
Since his retirement from racing, we have been dedicated to making sure that Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones is not forgotten. While his career was short ,it was a truly amazing ride. We were fortunate to have been a part of Smarty's world. This project started as a labor of love and tribute to our friend, Smarty. Since then, it has become much more.
We now have our own racehorses and operate under the name Smarty's Gift Stable
. This site now features information and updates on our horses. Please stop by our Stable
and get to know them.
The Photo Album
features candid photos, taken by me, of Smarty at play and some at his new home, Three Chimneys. There are also photos of our horses: Mr. Boxcar, Ironclad Alibi, I'ma Wild One, My Jester Girl and Bright Nickel.
Because of the trememdous interest in horses like SMARTY JONES and BARBARO, we are now able to raise public awareness to the plight of many of our forgotten friends.
Unfortunatately, the sad truth is that the general public is unaware of the horrible fate that awaits thousands of these wonderful thoroughbreds each year.
While the last slaughterhouse in the United States was finally closed in 2007 due to state violations, our horses are still shipped to Canada and Mexico where they brutally kill our horses and send the meat overseas where it is sold as a delicacy. While we in America do not eat horse meat, this practice has been allowed to continue. Your help is urgently needed to end horse slaughter and the transport of American horses to slaughter in Canada and Mexico. The only way to do this is by passing FEDERAL legislation.
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that can end this horror. Read about the The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act
and how you can help. The links below will tell you how you can make a difference.
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Society for Animal Protention
Humane Society of United States
National Horse Protection League
Alex Brown Racing Wiki Page
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE HELP END THE SLAUGHTER AND THE TRANSPORTATION TO SLAUGHTER OF AMERICAN HORSES!!
For a warm hearted daily update on our departed equine heroes, please vist Equine Heaven Guaranteed to make you smile!!!