Texas champions

Texas Champions Honored With Video

The Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) has released a video honoring its 2020 Texas Champion racehorses as well as its human award winners. Under normal circumstances, an in-person awards ceremony would be held, but the continuing COVID-19 pandemic forced officials to cancel those plans. "While we are disappointed in not having an awards ceremony this year, we are proud of the accomplishments of Texas-breds and Texas horsemen last year, and we are pleased to honor them with this video," said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA. "Congratulations go out to...

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Redatory Named Texas Horse of the Year

On the strength of three victories in state-bred stakes company, Redatory (Oratory) has been named Texas Horse of the Year for 2020. The 6-year-old gelding was nearly unstoppable against Texas-breds last term, winning the Houston Turf S. at Sam Houston and the Richard King Turf S. and Texas Hall of Fame S. at Lone Star Park, successfully defending his title in the last two named races. He fell a neck short of winning the Assault S. for the second year running last July. Other divisional champions included: 2YO Filly--Con Lima...

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Texas Champions to be Honored

The 2019 Texas Champion horses and horsemen, which normally would have been honored during the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual meeting and awards banquet, will instead be showcased online with a video presentation highlighting their achievements. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TTA's annual event in March was postponed. "We still hope to get our members and award winners together for an event later this year, but due to the uncertainty of whether that will happen we decided to put our awards video online to honor all the winners," said Mary...

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