Amoss is a New Orleans native who has amassed more than 3,500 victories since he took out his trainer’s license in 1987.
Inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame in 1998, he has leading trainer titles at Fair Ground, Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, and Kentucky Downs.
Amoss trained multiple Grade 1 winner Heritage of Gold and Grade 1 winner Big World as well as multiple graded stakes winners Rush Bay, Baghdaria, Backtalk, Sum of the Parts, Delaunay and Grand Contender. He trained Lecomte Stakes winner Mo Tom on the 2016 Kentucky Derby trail. Amoss finished third in the 2013 Preakness Stakes with Mylute.
In 2018, Lone Sailor finished second in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby.
Stall’s biggest moment as a trainer came in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic, when Blame beat the previously undefeated and extremely popular Zenyatta by a nose. Both went on to end-of-season honors, with Zenyatta being voted Horse of the Year and Blame champion older male.
Stall’s father and grandfather were breeders and owners. His father, Albert M. Stall, is a member of the Hall of Fame at their local track, Fair Grounds, and was chairman of the Louisiana Racing Commission for 28 years.
Al Jr. worked at the track as a teen. He earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from LSU, and worked for the Pel-Tex Oil Company while in college and after graduation. When the company sold, he went back to racing. Among his tutors were Hall of Famer Jack Van Berg, and longtime Clairborne trainer Frank Brothers. When Brothers retired late in 2007, Stall became the primary trainer for the legendary Central Kentucky Farm.
Other notable horses trained by Stall include Apart, Vexed, Departing and Central Banker.
Dallas Stewart is a fixture on the Kentucky, Louisiana and New York racing circuits and won the 2000 training title at Keeneland. Stewart has finished twice in the Kentucky Derby (Commanding Curve, 2014 and Golden Soul, 2013) and the Preakness Stakes (Tale of Verve, 2015 and Macho Again, 2008). He also trained 2006 Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever and 2001 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Unbridled Elaine. Stewart has also trained two daughters of Lemons Forever, Unbridled Forever and Forever Unbridled, to graded stakes wins.
Forever Unbridled became a multiple Grade 1 winner under Stewart in 2016 and continued her form in 2017, winning the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Del Mar.
Stewart spent 12 years working for of Hall Of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and was responsible for such champions as Lady’s Secret, Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch and Serena’s Song. Other top stakes horses he has conditioned include Dollar Bill, Macho Again, Silverfoot, Kimberlite Pipe, and Nasty Storm.