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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 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 drf.com that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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Amoss Undecided On Breeders’ Cup Race For Serengeti Empress

If Serengeti Empress did not turn in a top performance when sixth out of 11 three-year-old fillies in Parx Racing’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes, keep in mind that she followed up a seventh-place drubbing in the Fair Grounds Oaks with triumph in the Kentucky Oaks. Now trainer Tom Amoss and owner Joel Politi are hoping […]

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After Gritty Runner-Up Effort In G1 Test, Serengeti Empress May Target G1 Cotillion

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress came out of her gritty second-place finish to Covfefe in the Grade 1 Longines Test last week in good order and will now target the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion on September 21 at Parx, trainer Tom Amoss said. The three-time graded stakes-winner, who captured the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on May 3 […]

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Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Will Stick To One Turn For Now

Trainer Tom Amoss posted on Twitter Sunday that his Kentucky Oaks-winning filly Serengeti Empress will make her next start in another one-turn race, following her hard-fought second in the one-mile G1 Acorn. The 3-year-old daughter of Alternation is being pointed to the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 3. Serengeti Empress, owned by Joel […]

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‘Special’ Kentucky Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Targets Acorn

Joel Politi’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) hero Serengeti Empress could target the $700,000 Acorn (GI) on the undercard of the June 8 Belmont Stakes, according to trainer Tom Amoss. “She’ll just do some light training at Churchill Downs the rest of the month and we’ll look at (the Acorn) as a possible next target,” […]

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‘She Just Ran Them Into Submission’: Amoss Proud Of Serengeti Empress

Serengeti Empress proved in winning the 145th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday that when she’s on the lead, she’s tough to overtake. “She just ran them off their feet,” said a tired Tom Amoss, trainer of the winner of the 1 1/8-mile Grade I race for 3-year-old fillies. “She took it to them […]

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‘Real Wow’: Serengeti Empress Confirmed ‘A Go’ For Kentucky Oaks

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone visited the starting gate and jogged once around the main track under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone had worked five furlongs in :59.80 on Monday. LADY APPLE […]

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Amoss Looking To Fair Grounds Oaks For Rachel Alexandra Winner Serengeti Empress

Following a dazzling effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., Serengeti Empress will seek another New Orleans graded stakes victory on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks in the Grade 2 $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 23. The daughter of Alternation took the Rachel Alexandra Stakes […]

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‘Fun To Watch’: Serengeti Empress Just Cruising In Rachel Alexandra Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in a frontrunning 9-5 route in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra, crossing the line 4 1/2 lengths ahead of her closest rival to earn 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by James Graham for trainer Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old daughter of Alternation covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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