Milestones Aug. 16, 2004

RETIRING. SMARTY JONES, 3, the unassuming chestnut colt that created legions of new horse-racing fans with his effortless wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and a near-miss for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes; to a breeding farm, after he was found to have bruised ankles; in Philadelphia.

ARRESTED. MARK HACKING, 28, husband of missing brokerage assistant Lori Hacking; on one count of aggravated murder; in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hacking claimed his wife had disappeared after going out for a run. After his arrest, his brother Scott told the Salt Lake Tribune that Mark had confessed...

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