Keyword: Bill Spawr

  • Amazombie

    BC Sprint Winner Amazombie to 'Old' KY Home

    Amazombie has a foothold in two states -- California and Kentucky. He was bred in California and did most of his racing there. But his biggest victory came in Kentucky, when he won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Animal Kingdom working at Keeneland on October 26.

    Animal Kingdom Has Workmanlike Drill

    On a cool morning Oct. 26 at Keeneland, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom turned in a workmanlike breeze preparing for his upcoming start in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Amazombie takes on 6 in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Amazombie Ramps Up Cup Push at Santa Anita

    California-bred Amazombie will defend his title against six other top sprinters in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) against six opponents in a race formerly known as the Ancient Title Oct. 6.

  • Amazombie wins the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Amazombie Looks Awesome in Bing Crosby Win

    Sprint champion Amazombie returned to his best form in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), sitting just off a hot pace and coming to get the leaders in deep stretch to win going away on the Polytrack at Del Mar July 29.

  • Amazombie and Mike Smith take the Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Smith Teams With Amazombie for Win No. 5,000

    Jockey Mike Smith earned the 5,000th victory of his Hall of Fame career when he teamed with 2011 sprint champion Amazombie to capture the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 7.

  • Amazombie takes on 8 in the Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Champ Amazombie Heads Potrero Grande Field

    Amazombie, last year's Eclipse Award winner as the nation's outstanding sprinter, looks to get his 2012 going in the same direction when he meets eight rivals in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) April 7.

  • 2011 sprint champion Amazombie takes on The Factor in the San Carlos.
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    San Carlos Matches Amazombie, The Factor

    In spite of a small field, a dandy match-up between 2011 national male sprint champion Amazombie and two-time grade I winner The Factor is set for the $200,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 25.

  • Amazombie in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

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    Amazing Amazombie is Sprint Champ

    Winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint had been the flourishing finish to a splendid nine-race championship season for Amazombie that ran from late January to Nov. 5. Now he has been voted male sprint champion.

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    Amazombie May Not Run in Palos Verdes

    Trainer Bill Spawr said he's undecided on a start in the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 21 for Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Amazombie after the 6-year-old gelding worked six furlongs in 1:15 3/5 Jan. 14.

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    Amazombie Tracks Blazing Pace to Sprint Tally

    Amazombie, a 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Northern Afleet, wears down Force Freeze in the final 100 yards to win the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) by a neck. He covers the six furlongs in 1:09.17.

  • Amazombie

    Cal-Bred Amazombie Takes Shot in BC Sprint

    The fuss and bother of the Breeders' Cup won't faze Amazombie, who is slated to compete in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Trainer Bill Spawr says the gelding's laid-back attitude should serve him well once he ships to Churchill.

  • Amazombie and Mike Smith take the Ancient Title Stakes.

    Amazombie Comes Alive With Ancient Title Win

    With odds-on favorite The Factor cashing it in early, Amazombie closed from last on the far outside to take over past mid-stretch, winning the $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Oct. 8.

  • Amazombie wins the 2011 Potrero Grande Stakes.

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    Amazombie Buries Foes in Tight Potrero Grande

    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 Snaps to Life in Millions Sprint

    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.

  • Threewitt Ponders Pending Retirement

    Like he has for the better part of eight decades, Noble Threewitt was enjoying the toasty warmth of his heated tack room at Barn 14 Friday morning. Despite the fact that he has only three horses, he was at the barn at 5 a.m., as usual, even though the countdown is on.

  • Bordonaro earns Ancient Title win.

    Bordonaro Buzzes Ancient Title; Sprint on Hold

    After Bordonaro's smashing front-running victory in the Ancient Title Breeders' Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meet, accomplished in a time of 1:07 4/5 for six furlongs, owners Fred Carrillo and Dan Cassella have a tough decision ahead of them.

  • Bordonaro, Pure as Gold in Ancient Title Clash

    Bordonaro and Pure as Gold, both possible TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contenders, are among six that will contest the $250,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I) over six furlongs at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Saturday.

  • Former claimer Bordonaro three ticks off record in Count Fleet win.

    Bordonaro Overpowers Count Fleet Sprint H.

    Fred Carrillo and Dan Cassella's California-bred invader Bordonaro, the 2-5 favorite trained by Bill Spawr and ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, won the $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths over Friendly Island Thursday at Oaklawn Park.

  • Bordonaro (left) and Pat Valenzuela begin to pass Thor's Echo and Jerry Bailey in the stretch for the win in the Padua Stables Sprint.

    Roaming Bordonaro Wins Padua Stables Sprint

    Favored Bordonaro roared off the turn for jockey Patrick Valenzuela and held off the challenge of Tacirring in the final stages to win the $300,000 Padua Stables Sprint to kick off the Sunshine Millions program for California and Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Bordonaro wins Underwood Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Bordonaro Blitzes 'Captain' in Underwood

    Razor sharp Bordonaro sped to the front for jockey Patrick Valenzuela shortly after the start of the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (gr. III) and drew away for a three-length victory in his first graded stakes race Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • 'Blues' Hits $1 Million Mark as Hollypark Opens

    Georgia-bred gelding Bluesthestandard, purchased for a mere $4,200 as a weanling in 1997, surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings with a three-length victory under jockey Kerwin John as Hollywood Park's 25th autumn meet opened Wednesday.

  • Rene Douglas gestures after he became the 122nd rider in North America to win 3,000 races.

    Rene Douglas Captures 3,000th Victory

    Jockey Rene Douglas won the 3,000th race of his career Thursday when he guided Grey Misty to victory at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bill Spawr.

  • Bluesthestandard Drills Sharply for Palos Verdes

    Bluesthestandard had his final major drill before next Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs Sunday, going five furlongs in :59 for trainer Ted H. West.

  • Trainers Consider Boycott over Workers' Comp

    Southern California Thoroughbred trainers waking up to workers' compensation insurance increases effective July 1 are planning to meet Tuesday at Hollywood Park to consider a possible boycott of the entry box to get the attention of track management and the state legislature.

  • Hollywood Oaks Contenders Post Drills

    Saturday's $200,000 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) contenders Cinema Paradisa, Princess V. and Santa Catarina turned in strong Southern California workouts on Sunday.

  • Our Bobby V. Brings More Gas to San Rafael

    Our Bobby V., prepping for Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at one mile, blew out two furlongs Friday morning on Santa Anita's fast main track in :24 flat, according to trainer Bill Spawr.

  • Our Bobby V. Takes to Slop in Santa Anita Drill

    Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Our Bobby V. is one of only 14 horses on the official Santa Anita work tab over the past three days, going five furlongs in 1:01.80 on a sloppy track on Tuesday.

  • Spawr Fined in Albuterol Cases

    Trainer Bill Spawr was fined $8,500 by track stewards for two post-race urine tests that revealed Albuterol in the systems of two horses who won races while in his care last year.