Amazombie has looked impressive in pre-race workouts at Santa Anita Park, and he has earned the right to be considered a front-runner at the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
After all, he did win the race at Churchill Downs last year. He won the honor of champion sprinter of the year in 2011, and the horse seems primed to shine in this race.
BloodHorse.com lists him as a 4-1 favorite. The horse's jockey is the legendary Mike Smith who was riding Amazombie when he captured win No. 5,000 in April.
Those in charge of Amazombie are having fun with the horse's fame. He actually has a Facebook page.
If you're wondering what type of posts Amazombie is sharing with the world, here's an example:
"Mike Smith turned 47 years old yesterday... So what combined we are 53??"
Other contenders for the Breeders' Cup Sprint title are Coil at 5-1, That Lumber Guy and Jimmy Creed at 6-1. Coil won the 2012 Santa Anita Championship on October 6, so he will be a formidable challenger, and one to watch. Jimmy Creed finish third in that same race.
Both horses finished ahead of Amazombie on that day, as the Breeders' Cup favorite could only manage a fourth place finish.
It will be great to see these three horses battle, or even the emergence of an unlikely contender.
The sprints are always fun to watch, and here's how you can catch Amazombie and the 13 other horses in contention.
The race will air on NBC, but for those that can't watch it on TV, the race will also be shown via live stream. You can download the app to watch it on your iPhone or iPad here.
You can watch the race on your laptop or desktop here.
Here are the complete odds from Bloodhorse.com:
|1||SUM OF THE PARTS||Tom Amoss||Julien Leparoux||20-1|
|2||JIMMY CREED||Richard Mandella||Garrett Gomez||6-1|
|3||GANTRY||Ron Faucheux||Javier Castellano||10-1|
|4||COIL||Bob Baffert||Martin Garcia||5-1|
|5||JUSTIN PHILLIP||Steve Asmussen||Rafael Bejarano||20-1|
|6||FAST BULLET||Bob Baffert||Joe Talamo||12-1|
|7||THE LUMBER GUY||Mike Hushion||John Velazquez||6-1|
|8||CAPITAL ACCOUNT||Bob Baffert||David Flores||8-1|
|9||TRINNIBERG||Shivananda Parbhoo||Willie Martinez||15-1|
|10||SMILING TIGER||Jeff Bonde||Ramon Dominguez||12-1|
|11||AMAZOMBIE||Bill Spawr||Mike Smith||4-1|
|12||HAMAZING DESTINY||D. Wayne Lukas||Joel Rosario||12-1|
|13||POSEIDON'S WARRIOR||Robert Reid Jr.||Irad Ortiz Jr.||15-1|
|14||BOXEUR DES RUES||Doug O'Neill||Mario Gutierrez||30-1|
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