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'Seabiscuit' Author on Smarty Jones

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, about Smarty Jones, the horse that has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. If Smarty Jones wins the Belmont Stakes on June 5 he would be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.