Tom Amoss
Trainer Bios

Tom Amoss

Born: November 17, 1961 in New Orleans

Record at Keeneland

Total Wins: 108

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.


North American career earnings exceed $105 million with 3,781 wins through Aug. 10, 2020.

Won 2019 Kentucky Oaks (G1) with Serengeti Empress.

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

Click here for his Equibase career record.


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.