Amazombie wins $1.5-M Breeders' Cup Sprint

Jockey Mike Smith aboard Amazombie races to win first place during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World...

Jockey Mike Smith aboard Amazombie races to win first place during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championship horse races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 5, 2011. (REUTERS/John Sommers II)

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Amazombie took the lead late down the stretch and gave jockey Mike Smith his 14th Breeders’ Cup win in Saturday’s $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint. The five-year-old covered the six-furlongs in 1:09.17 on a fast track at Churchill Downs.

Trained by co-owner Bill Spawr, Amazombie was racing along the rail in the middle of the nine-horse field. Coming out of the final turn Smith moved the gelding off the rail to find running room.

Amazombie caught Force Freeze with a 100 yards to run. Smith got his mount to the wire a head in front of Force Freeze followed by Jackson Bend and Aikenite.

The gelding picked up his 10th career win in 23 starts and adds $810,000 to his earnings. Spawr’s horse has banked more than $1.5 million. Smith is now one win behind retired jockey Jerry Bailey for the most World Championships victories.

Amazombie paid $17.80, $7.40 and $5.00. Force Freeze returned $7.00 and $5.00, and Jackson Bend paid $3.20 to show.


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