Al Stall

Tom’s D’Etat ‘Confirmed’ For Step Back Up In Class In Woodward

Returning to the workout tab on Saturday for his first breeze since winning the Alydar on August 2, G M B Racing’s multiple graded-stakes placed runner Tom’s d’Etat completed four furlongs in 50.24 seconds at the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. The 6-year-old sired by Smart Strike picked up his first victory of the year […]

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Tom’s D’Etat, Catholic Boy Both Tentatively Aiming For Saratoga’s Woodward

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat was in good shape on Saturday morning following his victory in the Alydar and trainer Al Stall, Jr. said the 6-year-old Smart Strike bay could return to action in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga Race Course. “He certainly did it the right way [Friday], […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Alydar

Scoring his second career stakes victory, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat laid right off a fast pace, made a two-wide move coming around the far turn and glided home to victory in Friday’s $100,000 Alydar in hand under jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga Race Course. The lightly-raced 6-year-old son of Smart Strike, who won […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Gets Class Relief In Friday’s Alydar

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat leads a talented field of nine for Friday’s $100,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for 4-year-olds and up on the main track, to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Al Stall, Jr., the 6-year-old Smart Strike horse boasts a record of 6-2-1 from 12 […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Saints Owner, Stall Full Of Confidence In ‘Special Talent’ Tom’s D’Etat

The fact that G M B Racing and trainer Al Stall Jr. are catapulting Tom’s d’Etat into Gulfstream Park’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Saturday off victory in a minor stakes is all you need to know about their belief in the 6-year-old six-time winner who has made only nine starts and never more […]

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‘He’s Always Deserved A Chance’: Another Bullet Work For Tom’s D’Etat

GMB Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat, six days before making his graded-stakes debut at age 6 in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, had his final timed workout Sunday at Fair Grounds, blowing out an easy half-mile in 48.40 seconds Sunday under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan. The work, which came after the mid-morning track renovation break, was […]

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Pegasus: ‘Things Come Easy’ To Lightly-Raced Tom’s D’Etat

Some horses don’t put as much into their work because natural athleticism alone is enough for them to get the job done. That’s just what Tom’s d’Etat did for trainer Al Stall, Jr. on Saturday morning in his penultimate work for the Grade I $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Under mostly cloudy […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Prepared For ‘True Test’ In Pegasus World Cup

Following some consideration, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat has officially been confirmed for the Grade I $9 million Pegasus World Cup on January 26 at Gulfstream Park, according to trainer Al Stall, Jr. and G M B Racing Manager Greg Bensel. On Sunday morning, the 6-year-old son of Smart Strike began serious preparations for […]

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Pegasus May Be On The Radar For Tom’s D’Etat

While lightly raced for a well-bred 5-year-old horse, Tom’s d’Etat has continued to impress trainer Al Stall, Jr. and after a 3½-length triumph in Saturday’s Tenacious Stakes, the conditioner has brought up consideration of trying the son of Candy Ride (Arg.) in the Grade I $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on January 26. […]

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