12/08/2004 12:00AM

Tamweel sold for $1M


Tamweel, who finished a close fourth in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, has been purchased privately for $1 million and turned over to trainer Tom Amoss.

A 4-year-old Gulch filly, Tamweel has now been sold twice this year, but this was the big score. After Tamweel's second-level allowance victory on June 10 at Hollywood Park, Turf Express Inc. and Darrell and Evelyn Yates purchased her for $200,000 and sent her to the Arlington Park barn of trainer Wayne Catalano.

Tamweel improved steadily through the summer, and after a second-place finish to Azeri in the Grade 1 Spinster, and her solid fourth in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, she commanded the $1 million price, according to Mark Cornett, the principal in Turf Express.

Tamweel's new owners race as Rancho San Miguel, a partnership between Tom Clark and Steve Davison, for whom Amoss has previously trained.

Amoss said he thought the fact that he had trained Heritage of Gold, a Grade 1 winner, "had something to do" with Clark and Davison putting Tamweel in his charge. "They might want to follow that path."

The Fair Grounds stakes schedule is light in Tamweel's division, and Amoss said no decision has been made about where the filly will next start.