Thomas M. Amoss

Thomas M. "Tom" Amoss (born November 17, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a trainer of Thoroughbred race horses.[1]

Tom Amoss
BornNovember 17, 1961
New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States
Career wins3,207+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Louisiana Handicap (1990)
New Orleans Handicap (1990, 1992)
Cornhusker Handicap (1993)
Black Gold Stakes (1994, 1996)
Diana Stakes (1999)
Lecomte Stakes (1999, 2010)
Natalma Stakes (1999)
Shakertown Stakes (1999, 2003)
Apple Blossom Handicap (2000)
Azeri Stakes (2000, 2001)
Fleur de Lis Handicap (2000)
Go For Wand Handicap (2000)
La Troienne Stakes (2000)
Prestonwood Distaff Handicap (2000)
Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (2000)
Elkhorn Stakes (2001)
Safely Kept Stakes (2002)
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2003)
Nijinsky Stakes (2006)
Opening Verse Handicap (2006)
Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008)
Sunland Derby (2008)
Sanford Stakes (2009)
Kentucky Oaks (2019)
Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
Significant horses
Backtalk, Heritage Of Gold

A graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in marketing and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Tom Amoss had worked with horses while in high school and after completing his education went to work for trainers Frank Brothers, Larry Robideaux, and John Parisella. In 1987 he took out his trainer's license and set out on his own. He has won nine leading trainer titles.

Amoss has also served as a racing analyst for TVG and ESPN sports television.

In 1998, Tom Amoss was inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame.

In 2019, he won the Kentucky Oaks with Serengeti Empress.[2]

He was awarded in December 2020 with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award, which recognizes individuals or groups that enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with the media and thoroughbred racing publicists.[3]


  1. ^ Fortus, Bob (2010-04-29). "Kentucky Derby notes: Trainer Tom Amoss' Backtalk 'fit and ready'". Retrieved 30 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Serengeti Empress Reigns in Kentucky Oaks". Bloodhorse. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  3. ^ Gregory, Amy (5 December 2020). "TOM AMOSS WINS BIG SPORT OF TURFDOM AWARD" (Press release). Turf Publicists of America. Retrieved 6 December 2020.

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