'Zombie strikes again

Dear Editor:Congratulations to Bill Spawr (Downey High grad, class of 1958) for being the winning trainer and part owner of the fine racehorse Amazombie, who won the $1.5 million Breeders Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend. Amazombie was a "throw-in" when Spawr went to a farm in Hemet in 2009 to purchase another horse for $5,000. Amazombie had some physical issues, but Spawr applied his many years of training experience and has turned him into one of the premier sprinters in the United States. If this keeps on, Spawr might be a candidate to be inducted into Downey High's alumni hall of fame. -- Jack Russell, Downey

********** Published: November 10, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 30