Smarty Jones Stakes

Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  January 22, 2021

Where:  Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, AR)

Purse: $150,000

Race Distance: 1 mile

History:  One of the newest Kentucky Derby prep races, the Smarty Jones was first run in 2008 and is named for the winner of the 2004 Derby and Preakness, who swept a series of three Derby preps at Oaklawn Park that same year. The Smarty Jones is the first of now four prep races run at the Arkansas track, the others being the Southwest, the Rebel, and the Arkansas Derby, and has become increasingly popular due to its substantial purse. Though the race has yet to launch a successful Kentucky Derby bid, it has produced a few notable winners, including 2013 3-Year-Old Champion Will Take Charge (2013), Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse (2011), and multiple Grade 1 winner Flat Out (2009).

Qualifying Points:  10-4-2-1

Past Winners:

2019 - Gray Attempt
2018 - Mourinho
2017 - Uncontested
2016 - Discreetness
2015 - Far Right
2014 - Tanzanite Cat
2013 - Will Take Charge
2012 - Junebugred
2011 - Caleb's Posse
2010 - Dryfly
2009 - Flat Out
2008 - Liberty Bull

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