Thomas M. Amoss

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Tom Amoss
Occupation Trainer
Born November 17, 1961
New Orleans, Louisiana,
United States
Career wins 3,207+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Louisiana Handicap (1990)
New Orleans Handicap (1990, 1992)
Cornhusker Handicap (1993)
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)
Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008)
Sunland Derby (2008)
Sanford Stakes (2009)
Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame (1998)
Significant horses
Backtalk, Heritage Of Gold

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

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.


  1. ^ Fortus, Bob (2010-04-29). "Kentucky Derby notes: Trainer Tom Amoss' Backtalk 'fit and ready'". Retrieved 30 April 2010. 

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