A collection of letters written to Smarty Jones by children,
families and other animals from across America
Fan mail isn't unusual - even when the celebrity in question has four
hooves. The great Kelso had a fan club, John Henry still has a loyal
following, and surely Secretariat received a letter or two in his time.
But when Smarty Jones took the world by storm in 2004, his mailbox
overflowed. The underdog horse that nearly won the Triple Crown received
more than a million letters in three months. That's five thousand
letters every day, many addressed simply to "Smarty Jones, Philadelphia
Dozens of these letters from horse lovers, gradeschoolers, animals, and
racing fans were selected for Dear Smarty. They're filled with
the encouragement we'd all like to hear: "You tried your hardest and
you'll always be a champion to me!"
This book is a touching, must-have collectible from Smarty Jones' racing
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