Texas Thoroughbred Association

Tiznow Filly Tops Record-Setting TTA 2-Year-Old Sale

An Asmussen Horse Center-consigned daughter of Tiznow--Delta Weekend (A.P. Indy) realized a final bid of $240,000 to top Wednesday's Texas 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale at Lone Star Park. The Virginia-bred filly was one of five six-figure transactions on an afternoon during which 89 horses changed hands for gross receipts of $2,910,000. The average was $32,697 and the median was $20,000, while the buyback rate was a low 14.4%. When compared to the last TTA sale--the 2020 renewal was canceled due to the coronavirus--the average price gained 40%, with the median...

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Bind Filly Fastest at Texas Under-Tack Show

A Louisiana-bred filly by Bind (hip 57) turned in the fastest furlong work during Monday's under-tack preview of the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park. Consigned by Pike Racing, agent, the filly is out of the Songandaprayer mare Anne Margaret and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Adrianne G (Indygo Shiner) and Victory Trip (Guilt Trip). She covered the furlong in :10 flat. A single horse worked a quarter-mile Monday, with hip 113, an Ohio-bred colt by Midshipman, clocking the distance in :24 4/5. The juvenile is consigned...

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122 Catalogued for TTA Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has catalogued 122 juveniles for its Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction will be held Apr. 7 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. The under-tack show will be held Apr. 5. "After being forced to cancel last year's 2-year-old sale due to COVID-19, we are very pleased to get back on track this year, especially with the excitement from the increased overnight purses in Texas and the strong stakes schedule coming up at Lone Star Park," said TTA sales director Tim Boyce. To view...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Set for Aug. 30

The Texas Summer Yearling Sale will be held Monday, Aug. 30, at Lone Star Park, the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star announced Tuesday. Entries are now being accepted with a deadline of June 21. Despite the pandemic, last year's Texas Summer Yearling Sale resulted in an increase in gross sale receipts of more than 166% with approximately twice the number of horses consigned compared to the previous year. Even with the larger catalog, last year's sale posted an increase in average and median as buyers reacted positively to rising...

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Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be Held Apr. 7

The Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie will hold the 2021 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021. The sale will take place at Lone Star, which will begin its 48-day 2021 Thoroughbred meet Apr. 22. A breeze show is scheduled for Monday, Apr. 5. "With daily purses at Lone Star expected to be around $250,000 and maiden races at $36,000, this sale will offer buyers the chance to get an almost immediate return on their investment," said TTA sales director Tim Boyce....

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Texas Winter Mixed Sale Attracts Better Than 125 Horses

The Texas Winter Mixed Sale, staged in partnership by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, has attracted more than 125 entries. The first standalone Texas Winter Mixed Sale since 2011 will take place Sunday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. at the sales pavilion located on the Lone Star backstretch. "Because of increased purses and breeding incentives in Texas, and the overall strength of racing in the Southwest region, we saw the need to bring this sale back," said Tim Boyce, sales director. "Even though we...

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Klimt Colt Tops TTA Yearling & HORA Sale

Yearling-to-juvenile reseller Al Pike had a busy day Monday, acquiring the three highest-priced offerings at the single-session Texas Thoroughbred Association's Yearling and Horses of All Ages Sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Pike went to $120,000 for the day's most expensive lot, the Eaton Sales-consigned hip 218. From the first crop of former 'TDN Rising Star' and current Darby Dan stallion Klimt (Quality Road), the Jan. 30 foal was bred in Louisiana by Keith and Ginger Myers's Coteau Grove Farms LLC and is out of the unraced Ms....

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Registration Open for Online Bidding on the Texas Yearling Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced that registration is now open for online bidding on the Aug. 24 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at Lone Star Park. Buyers must register in advance and submit a credit reference form in order to bid online. Registrations are now being accepted at www.ttasales.com. "We are very excited to offer the option to bid online, and we encourage all interested bidders to register well in advance of the sale," said Tim Boyce, sales director. "We are also taking all the...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Catalog Available; HORA Session, Online Bidding to Be Offered

A catalog of 175 head is now online for the Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale, set for Aug. 24 at 12 p.m. CDT at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. Sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, the sale will welcome bidders on site with enhanced safety protocols and for the first time will also offer live online bidding for those who cannot attend in person. Online Bidders must be registered at one week before the sale, no later than 12 noon Aug....

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Racing at Lone Star to Resume July 19

Racing at Lone Star Park, which was suspended July 5 after an employee in racing operations tested positive for COVID-19, will resume this Sunday, July 19, with strict protocols in place, according to the track's Twitter feed. The protocols provide for live attendance, but fans will be required to wear facemasks, follow social distancing rules and will be subjected to temperature screening. Sunday's nominal feature is a first-level allowance for main-track sprinters and the track has drawn programs through July 22. The Wednesday program, which begins at 1:35 CT, is...

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Lone Star Cancels Through Week; Melancon Tests Positive for COVID-19

With Lone Star Park officials having little to say about the abrupt shut down of racing after Sunday's first race, it was unclear when racing would resume at the Dallas area track or if the meet will be canceled. Citing a conversation with racing secretary Tim Williams, the Daily Racing Form reported Monday that the three days of racing scheduled for this week would not be held. Lone Star's decision to stop racing may be related to the news that jockey Gerard Melancon has tested positive for the coronavirus. A...

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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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