Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 3 days ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 4 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 4 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 4 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 4 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 4 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 5 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 10 days ago

Amazombie Derails The Factor in Bing Crosby

Amazombie, the classy six-year-old California-bred gelding, showed again why he was America’s champion sprinter of 2011 with a scintillating victory Sunday in the featured Grade I $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes.

Given a perfect stalking trip by his regular rider, Mike Smith, Amazombie, the second choice at 9-5,  rallied to the lead in deep stretch and drew out to win by 1 ¼ lengths in a sparkling 1:08.65, fastest six furlongs of the meeting over Del Mar’s Polytrack surface.

Amazombie, co-owned by Tom Sanford and trainer Bill Spawr, broke alertly from his inside post position, settled into third behind dueling leaders The Factor and Comma to the Top down the backstretch, came out to launch his move into the stretch and was a convincing winner.

The Factor, the even-money favorite, was second, a head in front of  stablemate Capital Account, with Comma to the Top fourth and Don Tito fifth and last in the small field.

Amazombie, a son of Northern Afleet, was third in the Bing Crosby a year ago behind Euroears before taking the Ancient Title at Santa Anita and then the Breeders’ Cup Sprint to clinch the Eclipse Award. Tentative plans call for the horse to follow the same schedule this year.

Victory in the Crosby Stakes Sunday was Amazombie’s 12th in 27 lifetime starts and first money increased his earnings to $1,905,378. He returned $5.80, $2.60 and $2.10. The Factor, Del Mar’s 2011 Sprinter of the Meeting after winning the Pat O’Brien Stakes, paid $2.40 and $2.10, while Capital Account, like The Factor trained by Bob Baffert, paid $2.20 to show.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories