Amazombie

Retrace the steps of Amazombie in a stellar 2011 campaign.

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Amazombie, making his stakes debut for trainer Bill Spawr at odds of 11-1, outfought odds-on choice Cost of Freedom in a terrific finish to snatch the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint by a head at Santa Anita Jan. 29.

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Sanford and Spawr's Amazombie and Mike Smith return to the winner's circle after victory in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint.

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Quick Enough and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, right, outrun Amazombie (Mike Smith), left, to win the $100,000 Sensational Star Handicap.

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Quick Enough and Amazombie battling in the 2011 Sensational Star Handicap.

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Amazombie, closing with abandon on the far outside for jockey Mike Smith, nipped Captain Cherokee by a head in a terrific finish to the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 3.

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Amazombie and jockey Mike Smith, outside, overpower Captain Cherokee (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the Grade II, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes.

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Amazombie wins the Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood Park.

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Camp Victory and Joe Talamo, left, finish second, but were declared the winners of the Grade II $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap after the disqualification of Amazombie and jockey Mike Smith, right, who crossed the wired first.

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During the inquiry jockey Chantal Sutherland speaks with the board of stewards, and jockey Mike Smith, right, who was eventually disqualified from first and place third, waits his turn.

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Smiling Tiger and jockey Joel Rosario win the Grade I, $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, as Amazombie, on right, finishes 3rd.

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James and Marilyn Helzer's Euroears and jockey Rafael Bejarano, left, pull away from Amazombie (Mike Smith), right, to win the Grade I, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes.

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Amazombie and jockey Mike Smith, right, outrun Irrefutable (Rafael Bejarano), left, to win the Grade I, $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes.

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Amazombie and jockey Mike Smith are guided into the winner's circle after their victory in the Ancient Title Stakes.

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Amazombie with Mike Smith up wins the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs.

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Amazombie, Mike Smith up, wins the Breeders Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, Lousiville, KY.

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Amazombie with jockey Mike Smith up wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs.

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Amazombie finishes a strong year with a record of 9-5-1-3, which means he always hit the wire making money.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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