Bill Spawr

Across The Finish Line, Into A Wedding Tux: Talamo’s Saturday

Joe Talamo went from stakes-winning jockey to quick change artist to tuxedoed wedding guest in just over a half hour Saturday afternoon. Here’s the Talamo timeline, provided by his agent Scott McClellan: The featured $100,990 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar goes off, according to the official chart at 3:31. One minute, 34 and […]

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Former Claimer Risky Proposition Surprises At 22-1 In Let It Ride Stakes

Risky Proposition, the least-fancied entrant at 22-1 in a field of seven three-year-olds, rallied powerfully in the stretch under Joe Talamo to win the featured $79,840 Let It Ride Stakes Saturday at Del Mar. Outrun in the early stages of the one-mile contest over the infield grass circuit, Risky Proposition hit his best stride in […]

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Skye Diamonds Gets Back On Track With LA Woman Victory

Winless in her last six starts, California-bred Skye Diamonds stalked the early pace and turned on the jets at the top of the Santa Anita stretch as she ran down favored Anonymity in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Bill Spawr, the […]

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Skye Diamonds Trying For Second Consecutive Win In Rancho Bernardo

Skye Diamonds, the latest in a career-long series of successful claims by trainer Bill Spawr, will seek to add to her resume when she tries for a second consecutive victory Sunday versus five filly and mare rivals in the Grade III $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar. Skye Diamonds, claimed for $40,000 August 27, 2016 at […]

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Santa Anita Oaks Winner Midnight Bisou Transferred To Asmussen

Bloom Racing’s Midnight Bisou, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks and most recently third in the Kentucky Oaks, has been turned over from trainer Bill Spawr to Steve Asmussen, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman. Privman said the impetus for the move was the ownership’s desire to race in big East Coast […]

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‘More Than You Would Ever Expect’: Cox Relishes Monomoy Girl’s Oaks Triumph

Trainer Brad Cox had the blanket of lilies proudly displayed outside his barn and was a popular person among media and well-wishers Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, less than 12 hours after winning the biggest race of his career with Monomoy Girl in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). Cox reported that Monomoy Girl and her two less heralded […]

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Monomoy Girl 2-1 Favorite From Outside Post In 144th Kentucky Oaks

Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou, the two dominant 3-year-old fillies in the country, will clash for the first time Friday as they head a field of 14 entered Monday for the 144th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) that serves as the centerpiece of Friday’s 13-race program at Churchill Downs. The Longines Kentucky Oaks, run at 1 1/8 […]

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Oaks Favorites Midnight Bisou, Monomoy Girl Undergo Final Preparations

Trainer Bill Spawr put his finishing touches on his filly Midnight Bisou’s preparations for next Friday’s Kentucky Oaks when he sent the dark daughter of Midnight Lute through a six-furlong drill Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park in California. Clockers at the Arcadia track caught the multiple stakes winner in 1:13.80 for the drill accomplished […]

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‘Confident’ Midnight Bisou Right On Target Ahead Of Kentucky Oaks

Potential favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, Midnight Bisou breezed at Santa Anita Park at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute covered five furlongs in 1:01.60 under jockey Martin Pedroza. “She’s getting better,” trainer Bill Spawr said. “She’s scary. Her bodyweight is right. She’s confident in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Passion Takes Priority For Former Jockey, Techie

Piecemeal, the trajectory of Jeffery Bloom’s career seems a bit unorthodox. The jump from professional jockey to the corporate software technology industry just isn’t something you see every day. Now, the 54-year-old Bloom seems to have found his niche as the managing director of his own racing, pinhooking, and breeding operation. Looking back, the widely-skewed […]

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