Adhering to the popular catch phrase “Show me the money” from the
1996 hit film “Jerry Maguire, Bill Spawr will run Breeders’ Cup Sprint
champion Amazombie in the $400,000, Grade II Churchill Downs Stakes at
seven furlongs on May 5 and not the $125,000 Tiznow Stakes at Hollywood
Park on April 28 as originally planned.
“I talked to Tom Cruise,” joked Spawr, who owns the 6-year-old
California-bred with partner Tom Sanford, “and he said, ‘Show me the
money!’ Seriously, Amazombie is doing great, he likes Churchill (where
he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint last Nov. 5) and the money was a major
Amazombie is coming off a victory in the Grade II Potrero Grande
Stakes at Santa Anita on April 7. He finished third in the San Carlos
Stakes in his 2012 debut on Feb. 25.