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2022 Texas Summer yearling sale
Too Much Bling Filly Tops Texas Sale

A filly by Too Much Bling (hip 19) topped the Texas Summer Yearling Sale Monday at Lone Star Park when selling for $100,000 to Mansfield Racing. Consigned by Highlander Training Center, the gray filly is out of Soft Music (Action This Day) and is a full-sister to 2016 Champion Texas-bred 2-Year-Old Filly Bling on the Music. "We're obviously thrilled that a Texas-bred by one of our state's most influential stallions led the sale," TTA Director Foster Bridewell said. "She was a beautiful filly and the full-sister went through this same...

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Sam Houston, Lone Star Apply For 2023 Race Dates

Edited Press Release During Wednesday's meeting of the Texas Racing Commission meeting, Sam Houston Park General Manager Dwight Berube confirmed that the Houston-area track will apply for 43 live race dates in 2023, beginning Jan. 6, 2023. The 2023 Texas live racing schedule will be similar to 2022, as Lone Star Park has already applied for 48 days. While plans for the overall stakes program have not been finalized, the 2023 race meet at Sam Houston will feature the inaugural running of the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks...

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16 Added to Texas Summer Yearling Sale

A total of 16 yearlings have been supplemented to the Texas Summer Yearling Sale, slated for Aug. 29 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. "The interest in our sale has been strong since we released our catalog late last month," said TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell. "These additions only help boost our sale and we're thrilled to offer these additional yearlings later this month." The Supplement Catalog features yearlings bred in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas, including a Texas-bred filly by first-crop stallion Vino Rosso, winner of...

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Guild: Insurance Snafu Settled, Lone Star a 'Go' for Saturday

Lone Star Park appears ready to resume racing on Saturday, July 16, after the Thursday and Friday programs this week had to be scrapped over jockeys' concerns that a million-dollar insurance policy secured by the track was not sufficient to provide specialized medical care in the event of on-track accidents. Terry Meyocks, the president and chief executive officer of the Jockeys' Guild, confirmed to TDN shortly after 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday that, "We're good to go on Saturday. We got the assurances that the jocks will be comfortable with."...

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Day 1 of HISA: Scratches Hard to Find, Lone Star Handle Plummets

Any worries that the first day under which horses had to be registered with the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Authority in order to compete would create chaos were squelched early on in the day Saturday when a number of tracks reported that not a single horse had to be withdrawn from a race due to the new rules. The TDN sent out survey questions to a number of racing officials Saturday to determine how many, if any, horses had to be scratched because either the horses or their owners...

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Lone Star Park Celebrates 25 Years

Lone Star Park celebrates its 25th anniversary season this year with the continued optimism that has permeated Texas racing since passage of the 2019 legislation that channeled a portion of sales tax on horse feed and supplies into purses. The Grand Prairie meet runs April 28 through July 24, most Thursdays through Sundays, plus Memorial Day May 30 and July 4. There is no racing on Thursdays May 5 and 26, June 2 and 30 and July 7. Marquee stakes days include the Lone Star Million Day on Memorial Day,...

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Supplements Added to Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Ten 2-year-olds have been supplemented to the catalog for the 2022 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. "These additions help bolster an already strong catalog for our sale," TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. "Each add to our quality pedigrees, and we thank Carl Deville, Al Pike, Lane Richardson and the owners for trusting us to sell these individuals." The supplements include: Hip 133: Louisiana-bred filly by Star Guitar from the family of SP Estilo Femenino and G1SW Well Armed Hip 134: Louisiana-bred filly by Free Drop Billy half-sister to SP...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Slated for Aug. 29

The Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale will be held Aug. 29, the TTA announced Monday. The sale, co-presented by Lone Star Park, will be held at the sale pavilion at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. "After the results of our 2021 yearling sale, we have a lot to look forward to with the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale," TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. "The yearling market in Texas in 2021 was strong, thanks to our consignors, who brought quality physicals and pedigree to our...

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Lone Star Announces EHV-1 Measures

Officials at Lone Star Park have announced that horses stabled at Fonner Park in Nebraska and Parx Racing, each of which is being impacted by EHV-1 positives, will not be allowed to participate at the Dallas-area oval until further notice. Additionally, the track is continuing to require that all horses admitted to the stable area have a current (i.e. within 90 days) FDA-approved EHV-1 vaccine or booster. Vaccine information must be noted on the certificate for admittance. Horsepeople are encouraged to contact the Lone Star racing office for further information.

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132 Juveniles Catalogued for Texas Sale

A total of 132 juveniles have been catalogued for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be held Apr. 6 at Lone Star Park. The auction's under-tack show will be held Apr. 4. "We tried to put together a diverse catalog with something for just about everyone," TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. "Our consignors really had a lot to offer, in terms of stallion strength and pedigree, and we are grateful they saw fit to sell with us. We're excited about the book we've put together and think our...

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Dooley Named Track Announcer at Horseshoe Indianapolis

John G. Dooley, a fixture in the announcer's box at numerous Midwest tracks, has been tabbed to replace Bill Downes as the voice of racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis Race Course, the former Indiana Grand Racecourse. Eric Halstrom, the vice president and general manger of the track, revealed the news in a tweet Friday afternoon. A native of Staten Island, New York, Dooley graduated from St. John's University on Long Island and served as an intern at the Meadowlands and at the New York Racing Association before accepting his first announcer's...

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Former NFL Star Playing for New Team, Texas Racing

With the end of his NFL career right around the corner, Mike Renfro was looking for something to do after his playing days were over. That's why he bought a Louisiana-bred in 1988 named Dr. Death. It couldn't have worked out any better. Dr. Death won his first start for Renfro and would go on to win six stakes races and finish third in the 1988 GI Hollywood Derby. "It was going to be my last season and I was looking to get into the real estate business, but real...

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