Birthdate: October 10, 1961
Birthplace: New Orleans, La.
Residence: New Orleans, La.
Family: wife, Nicole; children, Albert III and Greta
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.