Tom Amoss

Third Straight Victory Convinces Amoss To Put No Parole On Triple Crown Trail

After watching Maggi Moss’ 3-year-old No Parole dominate another field of Louisiana-breds on Saturday night at Delta Downs, trainer Tom Amoss has been convinced to try the colt in a Kentucky Derby points race. “I think we have to try one of the Triple Crown preps,” Amoss said on the simulcast feed from Delta. “He […]

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Serengeti Empress Won’t Make Bayakoa, But Likely For March 14 Azeri Stakes

Serengeti Empress, among the country’s leading 3-year-old fillies of 2019, is expected to make at least one start this year at Oaklawn, trainer Tom Amoss said Thursday morning. “You’ll definitely see Serengeti,” Amoss said. “At one point, I’m not sure.” Amoss said Serengeti Empress won’t make the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and […]

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Serengeti Empress Takes On Street Band In Houston Ladies Classic

One week from today, Sam Houston Race Park will host the most prestigious day of its annual live Thoroughbred racing season. The draw for the six Houston Racing Festival stakes took place this morning for each of the features, including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Now in its eighth running, the Houston Ladies […]

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Serengeti Empress Preparing For G3 Houston Ladies Classic

Off just a pair of local half mile works, Joel Politi’s 2019 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress, an Eclipse Award Finalist in the three-year-old filly division, is on target to make her seasonal debut in the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) on January 26. “She’s a horse who gets herself ready quickly,” trainer […]

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Serengeti Empress Coming To Hand Quickly For Amoss; Oaks Winner Targeting Houston Ladies Classic

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress has only worked twice since finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 2, but the 4-year-old daughter of Alternation is already showing signs that she’s ready to run. Trainer Tom Amoss told that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Practice What You Preach On Equine Safety

The first Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racetrack in October 2006 and brought together a respected group of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys veterinarians, racetrack officials and regulators. The summit was arranged months after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro sustained a severe injury in the Preakness that eventually took his life. […]

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Amoss Shifting Focus From Claiming Game To Young Horses

By purses earned ($5.3 million), Tom Amoss enjoyed the third best season of his 33-year career in 2019, but according to the New Orleans native, numbers do not tell the entire story. “The comments have always been, ‘he’s a very good trainer, but who has he developed into a major horse’,” Amoss said. “Winning the […]

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Grade 3 Winner Rise Up Retired To Oakhurst Thoroughbreds In Oregon

Grade 3-winning 2-year-old and millionaire Rise Up has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2020 at Oregon’s Oakhurst Thoroughbreds as the property of Lee and Connie Erickson, who recently acquired Rise Up in a deal brokered by George Adams of Housatonic Bloodstock LLC. Bred in Kentucky by Cottonwood Stables, LLC, Rise Up […]

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Juvenile No Parole Earns 90 Beyer In Fair Grounds Debut

No Parole made a big splash on debut Sunday at the Fair Grounds, romping by 14 1/4 lengths in the six-furlong maiden special weight event. The 2-year-old son of Violence ran six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.24, earning a 90 Beyer Speed figure in the process, according to the Daily Racing Form’s Marcus […]

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