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May 28, 2004

Stewart Elliott fined again

By: Sports Network


Albany, NY (Sports Network) - Smarty Jones jockey Stewart Elliott was fined for the second time in two
 weeks for false statements on a racing application.
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board fined Elliott $500 for "making false
 statements in relation to his license application."
Details of the infraction were not released, but Elliott will still be aboard
 Smarty Jones on June 5 in the Belmont Stakes when the three-year-old thoroughbred
 will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
Just two weeks ago, after Smarty Jones captured the Kentucky Derby, Elliott was
fined $1,000 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for submitting an inaccurate
application to ride at Churchill Downs.
It was determined that Elliott was guilty of "falsification, misrepresentation or
omission of required information in a license application to the Kentucky Horse
Racing Authority."
Three years ago, Elliott pleaded guilty to assault in a fight with a friend.
One of the questions on the application form asked if the applicant had been
arrested, indicted or convicted, or pleaded guilty to any criminal offense in the
past 10 years, to which Elliott checked "no."



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