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James W. Smith

James W. Smith
Occupation Trainer
Birthplace United States
Birth date Not found
Death date Not found
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Arlington Classic (1940)
Hopeful Stakes (1943)
American Derby (1944)
Dwyer Stakes (1944)
Matron Stakes (1944)
Travers Stakes (1944, 1948)
Cowdin Stakes (1945)
Blue Grass Stakes (1946)
Delaware Handicap (1946)
Santa Anita Derby (1946)
Significant horses
By Jimminy, Lord Boswell, Ace Admiral
Busher, Knockdown

James W. "Jimmy" Smith (b.c. 1905) was an American Thoroughbred horse trainer. He was the son of Tom Smith, trainer of Seabiscuit.

James Smith trained for automotive industrialist Charles T. Fisher and won the 1940 Arlington Classic with Fisher's colt, Sirocco. A few years later he trained for the renowned owner of Idle Hour Stock Farm, Edward R. Bradley.

Along with his father, James Smith trained for Maine Chance Farm. On February 15, 1949, James W. Smith trained his last horse for Maine Chance Farm, winning the feature race at Florida's Hialeah Park Race Track with Royal Blood. [1] In 1946 he had three horses in the Kentucky Derby, the best finish a fourth place with Lord Boswell. James Smith's last Derby entrant was in 1961 with Jay Fox.



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