08/18/2010 4:24PM

Star Guitar closing in on millionaire status


Star Guitar, the Louisiana-bred horse of the year who successfully defended his title against open company in last Saturday’s $100,000 Evangeline Mile, came out of the race in good order and is ready to resume his quest to become one of racing newest millionaires, according to trainer Al Stall Jr.
“He had to work a little bit,” said Stall in reference to Star Guitar’s spirited stretch battle with 2008 Mile winner Ide Like a Double and pace contributor Chief Jay.
“I know it sounds strange, but of all the tracks in the state, he doesn’t seem to handle the Evangeline strip quite as well, even though he is undefeated over it.”
With his 14th win from 19 starts, Star Guitar has now bankrolled more than $970,000 for owner and breeder Brittlyn Stable and is just one step away from seven figures in earnings. It is a significant milestone.
“Heck yes, it is a big deal,” Stall said with emphasis. “Especially for a Louisiana-bred. Any time you reach a million, it is something special. The funny thing is, if this race had stayed at $150,000 like it was last year, we would have made the million the other night.”