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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Tom Amoss On The ‘Most Special Horse I’ve Ever Had’

Undefeated Hoosier Philly, Edgar Morales aboard, after winning the Golden Rod

Trainer Tom Amoss joins Ray Paulick and Joe Nevills on this week's Friday Show to talk about his unbeaten 2-year-old filly Hoosier Philly, who ran her record to a perfect 3-for-3 with a five-length victory at Churchill Downs on Nov. 26 in the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes.

A daughter of red-hot sire Into Mischief out of a mare by Tapit who races for Bill Stone and Rod Ratcliff's Gold Standard Racing Stable, Hoosier Philly was a $510,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase that Amoss said outworked all of his other 2-year-olds to the point he had to start pairing her up with older horses to make sure she was getting enough out of her training.

“We knew we had something different than we've ever had before, and I've been doing this since 1987,” Amoss said. “I said before she ever ran, I've never had one get ready like she's getting ready, and when she started displaying in the afternoons it became clear to me that we have a really special horse – the most special horse I've ever had.”

In the aftermath of the Golden Rod, Amoss said he has “flirted” with the idea of putting Hoosier Philly on the road to the Kentucky Derby instead of the Kentucky Oaks, a race he won in 2019 with Serengeti Empress. On the Friday Show, he said, “I'm not going to do anything with her that she doesn't suggest she's ready for.”

Watch this week's episode of the Friday Show below:

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