Al Stall Jr. won the Stephen Foster Handicap horse tournament last year with Blame, but the 49-year coach says it is unfair to buy it with Apart, the colt that will run on Saturday at Foster. Blame won 4.3 million dollars for the Claiborne Farm stables and the owner Adele Dilschneider and Apart only 640.018 dollars so far, but what Stall matters is what this horse can conquer in the coming months. Discover this and much more about online sports.
“I think it is a horse that is improving,” said Stall. “It’s a winning horse grade 2 or 3 and we think it will get better over the time. It’s nothing we’re doing; just Mother Nature will take care of that. ”
Apart is one of 11 older horses who entered last Wednesday. The 4 years old colt will be 118 pounds when it reaches the post #3. Giant Oak, who won the Clark Handicap at Churchill in 2010, will bear a weight of 122 pounds when it reaches the post #10.
Giant Oak, trained by Chris Block, won the Grade 1 in the horse race Donn Handicap a few months ago and ranked among the most active handicap runners in North America since last fall.
In each lane, with jockeys and weights, these are the horse riders for the 30th edition of the Stephen Foster Handicap: Julien Leparoux, Worldly, 113, Manny Cruz, the horse, 115, Jimmy Graham, Regal Ransom, 117, AlanGarcia, equestrian, 116, Jose Lezcano, Pool Play, 116, Miguel Mena; Duke of Mischief, 118, JoeBravo, Giant Oak, 122, Shaun Bridgmohan, and Mission Impazible, 118, Javier Castellano.