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

Trainer Al Stall, Jr. has believed in G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat since the beginning, but it took the entirety of 2019 for the horse to prove him right. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, the 6-year-old son of Smart Strike more than lived up […]

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Fayette Winner Tom’s D’Etat Pointing For Grade 1 Clark Handicap

G M B Racing’s classy eight-time winner Tom’s d’Etat will focus his attention on the marquee race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, the Grade I, $600,000 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare, following his 4 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Fayette Stakes (GII) at Keeneland. “I can’t even give you any ‘trainer speak’, we’re […]

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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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Cleopatra’s Strike Surprises At 9-1 In John Henry Turf Championship

Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig’s Cleopatra’s Strike got the first graded stakes triumph of his career on Saturday, striding home a determined 3/4-length winner of the G2 John Henry Turf Championship. Sent off at odds of 9-1, the gelded 6-year-old son of Smart Strike ran down frontrunner and 5-2 second choice and stablemate Acclimate […]

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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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