During Elliott's 30-years career, his home track has changed names three times, from Keystone Park, to Philadelphia Park and now to Parx Racing. Elliott has been a stalwart in the Philadelphia racing since 1981 and is the leading rider in Philadelphia Park's history. His first winner was Jack's Ruby, who paid $108 to win. Elliott's father, Dennis, was a jockey and the family lived in Hong Kong during the six years he competed in Asia. Although he was well-known in the Mid-Atlantic region, Elliott received national and international attention for the first time in 2004 when Smarty Jones made a bid for the Triple Crown with victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Birdstone and jockey Edgar Prado thwarted the Triple Crown attempt when they edged Smarty Jones in the Belmont Stakes. Elliott is approaching 4,500 career victories and $85 million in purse earnings.