Texas Thoroughbred Association

Street Boss Colt Tops Texas Sale

A colt by Street Boss (hip 28), one of six to share the furlong bullet of :10 1/5 during the under-tack preview show Monday, topped the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale when bringing a final bid of $265,000 from Tracy Williams Wednesday at Lone Star Park. The Texas-bred juvenile, the first foal out of Gemmizell (Gemologist), was consigned by Pike Racing at Highlander. "To be honest, when we came here, we thought he would be one of the better ones," said consignor Al Pike. "You never know if you're going...

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Six Share Bullet at Texas Breeze Show

Six juveniles shared the fastest furlong time of :10 1/5 during the breeze show ahead of the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale held Monday at Lone Star Park. Four of the group were consigned by Pike Racing: hip 2, a filly by Daredevil; hip 28, a colt by Street Boss; hip 36, a filly by Outwork; and hip 42, a colt by Aurelius Maximus. Also sharing Monday's bullet: hip 49, a filly by Cinco Charlie consigned by Asmussen Horse Center; and hip 77, a filly by Cutting Humor consigned by...

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Juveniles Supplemented to TTA 2YO Sale

Six 2-year-olds have been supplemented to the catalogue for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 3, the Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) announced Wednesday. Catalogued as hips 125-130, the juveniles are by Aurelius Maximus, Bradester, Competitive Edge, Complexity, Frosted, and Vekoma. A paper supplemental catalogue will be available Mar. 31, while the interactive catalogue at TTAsales.com has already been updated, as has the Equineline iPad app. The sale begins at 10 a.m. CT in the Lone Star Park Sales Pavilion with the breeze show set...

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Catalogue Released For The 2024 Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The catalog for the 2024 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, set for Wednesday, Apr. 3 beginning at 10 a.m. ET in the Lone Star Park Sales Pavilion, is out, the Texas Thoroughbred Association said in a release Wednesday. The breeze show is scheduled for Monday, Apr. 1 on Lone Star's main track, starting at 8 a.m. ET. "This is a solid, quality group of two-year-olds coming to our sale," Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. "We have an array of national and regional stallions represented in the book...

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Sunlit Song Headlines 2023 Texas-Bred Honors

Texas-bred 9-year-old gelding Sunlit Song (My Golden Song) was named the Texas Horse of the Year along with Champion Older Horse honors Monday by the Texas Thoroughbred Association after a season which saw him win four stakes races from six starts. His success also saw his dam, Fly So True (Early Flyer) owned by Carolyn Barnett and Becky Harding, honored with 2023 Texas Broodmare of the Year. The full list of winners, including Texas-bred money earner and TTA Member of the Year, can be found here.

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Sam Houston To Honor Executive David Hooper With Race

One of the five Texas Preview Stakes on Saturday, Feb. 17 has been renamed to honor executive David E. Hooper, who passed away May 29 following a battle with cancer, Sam Houston Race Park said in a release Wednesday. The 88-year-old had an extensive career in the horse racing industry, which included serving as executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association from 1997-2012. Hooper held several regulatory positions, including executive secretary of the Illinois Racing Board and he was a steward in eight states. In 2018, he was the recipient...

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Eyes Fixed On Texas Yearling Sale At Lone Star Park

At 271 head, one of the largest catalogs in its history, the Texas Thoroughbred Association's (TTA) single-session Yearling Sale will be held Monday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. (CT) at Lone Star Park Sales Pavilion. The 2022 edition, which reported a buy-back rate of 24%, saw 161 yearlings out of 211 sell for a total of $3,416,000--up almost 6% from the previous year when 177 out of 228 grossed $3,229,600. Growth was also seen in last year's average of $21,217, an increase from $18,246 in 2021, while the median was...

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Increases for Texas-Bred Purses

A new purse structure, approved by the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Texas Horsemen's Partnership, Sam Houston Race Park and Lone Star Park, will increase minimum purses for maiden special weight and allowance races. For 2024, Texas-bred maiden special weight and allowance races will carry a minimum purse of $40,000 at Sam Houston and Lone Star Park. This is being accomplished by reconfiguring the allocation of funds provided by the TTA to the tracks from the Texas Horse Industry Escrow Account (HIEA). The minimum purse of $40,000 for these races is a...

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Eight Supplements to Texas Yearling Sale

Eight additional yearlings have been supplemented to the 264 already catalogued for the 2023 Texas Summer Yearling Sale, which will be held Aug. 28 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Six of the supplements will be catalogued as hips 265-270, while two of the supplemented horses will replace horses already reported as outs. "The additions to the catalog add to our strong regional base already and we're glad to have these additional offerings in our sale," said Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) Sales Director Foster Bridewell. A supplemental paper...

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No Mas Tequila Named Texas 2022 Horse of the Year

James Sills's No Mas Tequila (Northern Afleet) was named the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2022 Horse of the Year. The now 6-year-old mare, who amassed four wins on the grass last year, all in Texas-bred stakes races at Lone Star Park and Sam Houston Race Park, was also named the state's champion older filly or mare. No Mas Tequila's dam, Foxy Boss (Street Boss), was named the 2022 Texas Broodmare of the Year and her breeders, Ronald and Margaret Ellerbee, were named the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2022 Breeder of the Year....

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale to be Held Aug. 28

The Texas Thoroughbred Association will hold its 2023 Texas Summer Yearling Sale Aug. 28. The sale will be held at the sales pavilion at Lone Star Park. "We're fresh off the successful 2023 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, so now we turn our attention to our yearling sale," TTA sales Director Foster Bridewell said. "We've already had a lot of interest from our owners and breeders about our 2023 Texas Summer Yearling Sale." The 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale set records for the TTA Sales company. No fewer than 161...

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Tapwrit Filly Tops Texas Sale

A filly by Tapwrit (hip 167) , who blazed a furlong in :9 4/5 during Monday's under-tack show, topped the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale when bringing a final bid of $300,000 from trainer Randy Morse Wednesday at Lone Star Park. Morse, fresh off a runner-up finish with Taxed (Collected) in Saturday's GIII Fantasy S., purchased the juvenile on behalf of owners Randy Patterson, Joe Morgan and Sam Vogel. "She's fast," Morse said of the filly's appeal. "The work was really good. There was a really strong headwind...

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