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Triple Crown Races—2004

  • Kentucky Derby (Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., May 1, 2004.) Purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 11/4 mi. Order of finish: 1. Smarty Jones (Elliott), mutuel returns: $10.20, $6.20, $4.80. 2. Lion Heart (Smith), $8.20, $5.80. 3. Imperialism (Desormeaux), $6.20. 4. Limehouse (Santos). 5. The Cliff's Edge (Sellers). 6. Action This Day (Flores). 7. Read the Footnotes (Albarado). 8. Birdstone (Prado). 9. Tapit (Dominguez). 10. Borrego (Espinoza). 11. Song of the Sword (Arroyo, Jr.). 12. Master David (Solis). 13. Pro Prado (McKee). 14. Castledale (IRE) (Valdivia, Jr.). 15. Friends Lake (Migliore). 16. Minister Eric (Day). 17. Pollard's Vision (Velazquez). 16. Quintons Gold Rush (Nakatani). Winner's purse: $5,854,800. Margin of victory: 23/4 lengths. Time of race: 2:04.06.
  • Preakness Stakes (Pimlico, Baltimore, Md., May 15, 2004.) Purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 13/16 mi. Order of finish: 1. Smarty Jones (Elliott), mutuel returns: $3.40, $3.00, $2.60. 2. Rock Hard Ten (Stevens), $5.00, $4.00. 3. Eddington (Bailey), $5.20. 4. Lion Heart (Smith). 5. Imperialism (Desormeaux). 6. Sir Shackleton (Bejarano). 7. Borrego (Espinoza). 8. Little Matth Man (Migliore). 9. Song of the Sword (Chavez). 10. Water Cannon (Fogelsonger). Winner's purse: $650,000. Margin of victory: 111/2 lengths. Time of race: 1:55.59.
  • Belmont Stakes (Belmont Park, Elmont, N.Y., June 5, 2004.) Gross purse: $1,000,000. Distance: 11/2 mi. Order of finish: 1. Birdstone (Prado), mutuel returns: $74.00, $14.00, $8.60. 2. Smarty Jones (Elliott), $3.30, $2.60. 3. Royal Assault (Day), $6.10. 4. Eddington (Bailey). 5. Rock Hard Ten (Solis). 6. Tap Dancer (Castellano). 7. Master David (Santos). 8. Caiman (Dominguez). 9. Purge (Velazquez). Winner's purse: $600,000. Margin of victory: 1 length. Time of race: 2:27.50.

2004 SeasonEclipse Awards—2003