- Among the leading horses in training and a top contender for this year’s $7,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic [G1]
- 10 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures—109, 106, 105, 104, etc., including nine in a row in an illustrious racing career
- Dominant 3 ¼-length winner of the $600,000 Clark S. [G1] at Churchill Downs, running a 104 Beyer and 1:48.84, faster than Will Take Charge, Shackleford, Blame, Saint Liam, Silver Charm, etc.
- Brilliant 4 ¼-length winner of the $500,000 Stephen Foster S. [G2] at Churchill Downs, stopping the clock in 1:47.30, geared down late and earning a career-best 109 Beyer. The final clocking just missed Victory Gallop’s track and stakes record of 1:47.28 set in the 1999 renewal of the Stephen Foster
- Runaway 4 ¼-length winner of the Fayette S. [G2] at Keeneland
- Sold for $330,000 at the Keeneland September sale
- By sire of sires and two-time leading sire SMART STRIKE out of the stakes-winning and multiple stakes-placed Giant’s Causeway mare JULIA TUTTLE who is out of a full sister to Pacific Classic [G1] winner and leading sire Candy Ride (ARG)
“Tom’s d’Etat has proven over the last two years to be of the highest quality. Any way you slice it, he is top class. He is the last great son of Smart Strike from the family of Candy Ride.”
"He's a special horse because he's so smart. He knows when to rate and when it's time to make his move. He shows up every time and is very professional."
- Joel Rosario
“He’s by a true sire of sires in Smart Strike. He reminds me of Speightstown because he keeps getting better with age. If you’re trying to win races at the top level, Tom’s d’Etat is the horse you need to breed to.”
- Duncan Taylor