“You can’t make any money training horses,” he said.
As NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) entrant Sequist fidgeted on a wash rack when receiving a bath on the Del Mar backstretch this week, her handler adjusted a shank and encouraged her to be still.
Holding the 2-year-old filly wasn’t a hotwalker. It was trainer Dallas Stewart.
Asked of his hands-on approach, he responded, “I’m the owner. I’d better.”
He is—one of them. The graded-placed filly is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Gervais Racing, Charles Pigg, Stewart Racing Stable, Tom Andres, and Karen Kraft—or as Stewart describes Andres and Kraft, “my doctor and my real estate neighbor.