Bill Spawr confirmed
early Monday morning that he was awaiting results of precautionary blood tests
on Amazombie that would take several days, following the California-bred
gelding’s fourth-place finish by just over a length as the 4-5 favorite in
Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship.
“People are acting
like he died,” the trainer and co-owner of last year’s Eclipse Award winner as
outstanding male sprinter said. “He came out of the race OK. Results of the
tests take five days.
(Amazombie’s regular rider) loved the race. Unless there’s something
unforeseen, the horse is on target (for the Breeders’ Cup).”