‘Everything On The Table’ For Clark Victor Tom’s D’Etat

by | 11.30.2019 | 3:25pm
Tom's d'etat (Smart Strike) wins the Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs on 11.29.2019. Joel Rosario up, Al Stall trainer, GMB Racing owner.

A lot of options remain on the table for G M B Racing's Tom's d'Etat following his powerful 3 ¼-length victory in Friday's 145th running of the $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I).

“It was an absolutely thrilling night,” trainer Al Stall Jr. said Saturday morning. “He came out of the race in really good shape and we're still very excited.

“With this win he has a lot of next options open but most importantly we're going to let him tell us what to do next. Races like the ($20 million) Saudi Cup (on Feb. 29), ($12 million) Dubai World Cup (on March 28) or ($9 million) Pegasus World Cup (on Jan. 25) could make sense. Or, if there's a stud deal that could be an option as well. We'll keep everything on the table but he'll tell us how soon and where to go next.”

Tom's d'Etat moved to millionaire status with his victory in the Clark with earnings of $1,236,572. The 6-year-old son of Smart Strike boasts a record of 9-2-1 in 16 starts.

Stall reported that Tom's d'Etat will likely join his string of horses at Fair Grounds in the upcoming days.

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