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Won first two legs of Triple Crown since 1978

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2004 - Smarty Jones

Photograph By AP Photo/Al Behrman

Belmont's mile and a half proved to be too much for Smarty Jones, a notorious miler. Despite having posted some of the best times ever for a mile and mile and a quarter, he was out of breath in the final 400 yards at the Belmont and yielded to Birdstone.