Al Stall Jr.

Remsen Victor Shotski, Fast Maiden Winner War Stopper Eye Feb. 1 Withers

Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer still has Grade 2 Remsen winner Shotski on track for the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, which offers 10-4-2-1 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers, on February 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. O’Dwyer said the son of Blame will likely breeze on Friday morning at his Laurel Park base. […]

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Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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Tom’s D’Etat 8-5 Favorite In Grade 1 Clark; Rival Bravazo ‘Coming Back A Stronger Horse’

G M B Racing’s Grade 2 Fayette winner Tom’s d’Etat has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite as he readies to take on 11 rivals in Friday’s 145th edition of  the G1 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare. The Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black Friday” card on the day […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Skips Through The Slop For Fayette Victory

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat didn’t let Saturday’s rainy weather stop him from adding an eighth career victory to his resume. The 6-year-old son of Smart Strike kicked away late to win the G2 Fayette Stakes at Keeneland by about four lengths, giving jockey Joel Rosario his fourth win on the card. Trained by […]

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Autumn Warrior Overcomes Trouble To Win Super Derby Prelude

A very exciting edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 4. The card featured seven stakes and purses of $420,000, highlighted by an exciting running of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth attracted a competitive field of 11. The top four will receive a […]

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Amoss, Catalano Remember Van Berg As The Man Who Gave Them Their Starts

Following the recent passing of Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg, several horsemen at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have shared stories of the conditioner and how he has influenced their training careers. A native of Columbus, Nebraska, Van Berg is the all-time leading trainer at the Fair Grounds having won ten […]

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Malibu Tops Tuesday’s Stakes-Heavy Opening Day Program At Santa Anita

Eastern invaders Favorable Outcome and C Z Rocket head a wide-open field of nine sophomores in Santa Anita Park’s Grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes on Tuesday, opening day of the Arcadia, Calif., track’s traditional Winter Meet. The Malibu is the last of four graded stakes on the program. Trained by Chad Brown and based in […]

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Longtime Racing Executive Al Stall Sr. Dies

Albert Stall Sr., a former chairman of the Louisiana Racing Commission, died Oct. 22 in New Orleans. He was 85. Stall, who was also involved in the industry as an owner, was the father of four children, including trainer Al Stall Jr. According to the Daily Racing Form, Stall was born in Illinois, but moved to New […]

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Melancon ‘Taking One Day At A Time’ In Recovery From Stroke

Retired jockey Larry Melancon, 61, is still recovering from the stroke that befell him earlier this month while vacationing in North Carolina. According to the Daily Racing Form, Melancon has returned to his hometown of Louisville and is undergoing twice daily physical therapy to deal with the partial paralysis the stroke left behind. “He is […]

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