tom’s d’etat

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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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Great’ After Pegasus Second, ‘Hopefully’ Headed To Dubai

Following their respective second and ninth-place finishes in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup, Seeking the Soul and Tom’s d’Etat returned to their home winter base at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Monday and will likely go down different paths for their next start. A runner-up behind City of Light at 34-1 odds, […]

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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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Pegasus Favorite Accelerate ‘Looks Good’ In First Gulfstream Gallop

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

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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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Tom’s D’Etat Proves His ‘Class’ With First Stakes Victory At Fair Grounds

A trio of stakes victories by defending riding champion Shaun Bridgmohan, one of which came aboard Tom’s d’Etat for New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, highlighted an action-packed Santa Super Saturday program at the Fair Grounds. With its New Orleans Saints in position to secure a first round playoff bye with a victory […]

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