Tom Amoss
Trainer Bios

Tom Amoss

Born: November 17, 1961 in New Orleans, La.

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 106

Stakes Wins: 9

Career Firsts

First Grade 1 Win: 2000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park with Heritage of Gold

First Stakes Win: 1988 Gator at Louisiana Downs with Fire the Shot

First Graded Stakes Win: 1990 New Orleans (G3) at Fair Grounds with Festive

First Career Win: March 24, 1987, at Sportsman's Park with Prize Dream

Starters in the Toyota Blue Grass


Year Hores Finish
2016 Crescent Drive 9th

At Keeneland


First Keeneland win came during the 1989 Fall Meet.

First Keeneland stakes win was the 1997 Thoroughbred Club of America (G3) with Sky Blue Pink.

Sent out Sum of the Parts to win the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) in 2012 and 2013.

Other stakes wins include the 2001 Elkhorn (G3) with Williams News, 2003 Shakertown (G3) with No Jacket Required and Maker’s Mark Mile (G2) with Royal Spy, and 2008 Central Bank Transylvania (G3) with Boss Lafitte.

Career


North American career earnings exceed $93 million with 3,463 wins through January 29, 2018.

2017 earnings were $3,416,458 with 123 wins, including the La Troienne (G1) with Big World.

2016 earnings were $3,993,196 with 133 wins, including the Rachel Alexandra (G2) with Venus Valentine and Lecomte (G3) and Ohio Derby with Mo Tom.

2015 earnings were $3,611,577 with 113 wins.

2014 earnings were $5,720,081 with 198 wins, including three Grade 3 wins: Texas Mile and Lone Star Park Handicap with Grand Contender and Aristides with Delaunay.

Recorded 3,000th career win July 30, 2014, when he saddled Infinity of Humor to victory at Indiana Grand.

2013 earnings were a career-best $6,421,792 with 192 wins, including the Churchill Downs (G2) with Delauney, Eight Belles (G3) with So Many Ways and Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) with Rise Up.

Won 2,000th career race on April 29, 2008, with Cat Splendor at Churchill Downs.

Won 1,000th race on Feb. 28, 2000, at Fair Grounds.

Background


While Tom was still in high school, he started hot-walking for Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg’s stable. He and Al Stall Jr., also now a trainer, were childhood friends and college roommates at Louisiana State University.

While attending LSU, he began working for trainer Frank Brothers as did Stall. Tom graduated from LSU with a marketing degree in 1983. He worked a short time as a veterinary assistant before spending two years as an assistant to trainer Larry Robideaux and a year as an assistant to John Parisella in New York. By 1987, he had a small string of horses.