Bill Spawr

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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Midnight Bisou Takes Santa Anita Oaks With Electrifying Run

Bloom Racing Stable and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou continued her dominance of the West Coast 3-year-old filly division on Saturday, rallying from far back to win the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks by 3 1/2 lengths under Mike Smith, who also won the G1 Santa Anita Derby aboard Justify. Trained by Bill Spawr, Midnight Bisou, […]

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Midnight Bisou Goes For Graded Stakes Hat Trick In Santa Anita Oaks

Trainer Bill Spawr’s Midnight Bisou seeks her third consecutive graded victory as she heads of field of nine sophomore fillies going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks. A winner of the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 7, Midnight Bisou then romped by 2 ¼ lengths in […]

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With Nemesis Dream Tree Scratched, Midnight Bisou Rolls To Santa Ysabel Victory

Star-crossed no more, trainer Bill Spawr’s Midnight Bisou was a resounding 2 1/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita, as she stretched out to two turns in style under Mike Smith, covering a mile and one sixteenth on a wet fast track in 1:41.10. With recent maiden winner Spring […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts It All Together For Santa Ynez Victory

Two noses shy of being unbeaten, trainer Bill Spawr’s Midnight Bisou put it all together on Sunday at Santa Anita as she rolled to an emphatic 4 ½ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes. Piloted by “Big Money” Mike Smith for the first time, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Midnight Lute got seven furlongs in 1:23.40 while defeating […]

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Santa Anita Stalwart Eddie Truman Preparing For Winter Season

Santa Anita never gets old for Eddie Truman. When it begins its Winter Meet on Tuesday, it will mark the 47th opening day here for the trainer, who turns 71 on Jan. 23. One of the game’s genuinely good guys, Truman has flown under the public relations radar all these years but has never been shy on social […]

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$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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Purse Redistribution Order After Skye Diamonds Tests Positive For Clenbuterol

Runner up in the G3 Adoration Stakes in May at Santa Anita, Skye Diamonds subsequently returned a positive test for clenbuterol, according to drf.com. The race’s $100,000 purse has been order redistributed, meaning that the 4-year-old filly forfeits her $20,000 earnings from that race. The third through fifth-place finishers were each promoted one placing: Sensitively to […]

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Spawr Handed 30-Day Suspension, $3,000 Fine For Clenbuterol Overage

Trainer Bill Spawr saddled Skye Diamonds to a second-place finish in the G3 Adoration Stakes on May 7 at Santa Anita, but according to bloodhorse.com, the filly returned a positive test on clenbuterol. The class 3 substance was detected at 196 picograms per milliliter, above the authorized level of 140 picograms per milliliter. While clenbuterol generally triggers […]

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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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