Smarty Jones' Mother Sold

Mother of famed racehorse sold for five million

Smarty Jones' mother has been sold in Kentucky for five million dollars. I'll Get Along was sold yesterday to Olin Gentry and Thomas Gaines. Gaines is a son of thoroughbred breeder and Breeders' Cup founder John R. Gaines The 12-year-old mare is in foal to Elusive Quality, the sire of Smarty Jones.

I'll Get Along will give birth to a full sibling to Smarty Jones next year. Smarty Jones won his first six starts this year, including the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. He lost to Birdstone in the Belmont Stakes, failing to become the 12th ever Triple Crown winner.