James W. Smith



James W. Jimmy Smith (born 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 Fishers colt, Sirocco. A few years later he trained for the renowned owner of Idle Hour Stock Farm, Edward R. Bradley, for whom he earlier rode as a jockey, riding and winning on such stars of the turf Black Helen at 2 and Blue Larkspur at 4, among others.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 Floridas Hialeah Park Race Track with Royal Blood. https://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A14F73958177B93C4A81789D85F4D8485F9 In 1946 he had three horses in the Kentucky Derby, the best finish a fourth place with Lord Boswell. James Smiths last Derby entrant was in 1961 with Jay Fox. James trained Champions Busher, By Jimminy, Bridal Flower, Myrtle Charm. He also trained Champions But Why Not (no SW), Star Pilot (no SW) and Beaugay (multiple SW).

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