Amazombie

$40,000 Claim Skye Diamonds Gives Owners ‘Surreal’ Ride To Breeders’ Cup

Time, it has been said, only counts in prison. Bill Spawr is not necessarily one who adheres to that axiom, but as one of California’s most successful and respected horsemen in this, his fourth decade of training, he recognizes that bullet workouts in the morning do not always assure victory in the afternoon. So when […]

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Santa Anita Honors Spawr’s Sensational Star Saturday; $32,000 Claimer Won Graded Stakes

It’s approaching 30 years since Bill Spawr claimed Sensational Star for $32,000 with the hopes of turning him into a stakes winner. Spawr wasn’t disappointed. Sensational Star would go on to become a graded stakes winner under Spawr’s tutelage and retired with a career record of 39 starts, 13 wins, 11 seconds and $442,445 earned, […]

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Game On Dude, Amazombie Arrive at Old Friends

A horse van fought scattered storms and persistent winds to deposit a special delivery at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, Ky. on Tuesday afternoon. Game On Dude and Amazombie became the facility’s 22nd and 23rd living millionaires after flying in from California. The pair walked off the truck and were briefly paraded for media […]

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Champion Amazombie To Reside at Old Friends

Amazombie, winner of the 2011 Eclipse Award as champion sprinter, will take up residence at Old Friends Equine Retirement near Georgetown, Ky. The Blood-Horse reports that the 8-year-old gelding is scheduled to be flown to Kentucky Tuesday, Oct. 7, on the same flight that is slated to carry another soon-to-be Old Friends resident, Game On […]

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Champion Amazombie Retired

Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, has been retired from racing, the Daily Racing Form reports. The 8-year-old gelding had not started since finishing ninth in the 2012 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Last May, Amazombie was involved in a training mishap at Hollywood Park, when he nearly collided with a pony. He returned to training […]

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Amazombie Out Indefinitely with Wrenched Ankle

Champion Amazombie, who’s been unraced since the 2012 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, has been sidelined indefinitely due to a wrenched ankle. Owner-trainer Bill Spawr told the Daily Racing Form that the Eclipse Award-winner had been targeting the G1 Bing Crosby Handicap for his 2013 debut. Unfortunately, Amazombie hurt the ankle during training hours earlier this […]

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Quarter Crack Puts Amazombie’s 2013 Debut on Hold

Champion Amazombie has had his seasonal debut postponed slightly by a quarter crack. Trainer Bill Spawr told the Daily Racing Form that he had planned to enter the 2011 Eclipse Award winner in the Tiznow Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park April 27, but that idea has been scrapped. “I got behind a week, maybe 10 […]

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Amazombie Return Date Set

2011 champion sprinter Amazombie will make his return to the track for 2013 on April 27 in the $125,000 Tiznow Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, according to owner/trainer Bill Spawr. The gelding turned in a five furlong work on Sunday at Santa Anita in 1:02 4/5, which was slow but on par for other workers […]

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Acclamation, Amazombie among 2012 Cal-bred champions

The California-bred Horse of the Year for 2012 will be announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11 at the Westin Pasadena. The business session begins at 4 p.m. with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and a 7 p.m. awards dinner. Oaklawn Park track announcer and […]

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Amazombie’s next start undecided

Amazombie is set to come back from his winter vacation in mid-January, but trainer Bill Spawr says his next start is undetermined. The decision will depend on the bias of Santa Anita’s main track, which Spawr fears could favor front-runners, to the disadvantage of his late-closing trainee. He reports that the two most likely options […]

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