Thursday, November 01 2012

$1.5 Million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Grade I)

Amazombie – On Halloween morning, Amazombie rose from the straw (of his stall) and proceeded out into the predawn fog. A scene dramatic enough for the opener of a horror film.

But Bill Spawr is a thoroughbred trainer, not a movie director. And the most appropriately named horse for the holiday, also the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint defending champion, was routinely put through a 6f jog and 1 ½m gallop under exercise rider Javier Meza. The same as he'd done the day before, and the day before that.

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