Tom Amoss is not only one of the country's top leading trainers who has horses on the Kentucky Derby an Oaks trail, but he is also a horse lover at heart. Recently he discovered that a former multiple stakes winner has slipped through the cracks and was in a $4,000 claiming race at Delta Downs. Amoss claimed Populist Politics out of his final winning effort and retired him to Robin Murphy's Poplar Creek Horse Center. Born Nov. 17, 1961 in New Orleans, LA, Tom is 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.