Amoss Gives Public Insider’s View of Kentucky Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress

Even as he watched a race unfold that would lead to the biggest victory of his 30-plus-year training career, Tom Amoss’ attention turned to a more important matter..

Amoss, who saddled Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress to victory in the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 3 at Churchill Downs, took his eye off his frontrunning filly early in the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs to check on the health of Positive Spirit and her jockey, Manuel Franco, after the pair fell a few steps out of the gate when they clipped heels with Jaywalk.

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