Texas Thoroughbred Association

Tapwrit Filly Fires Bullet in Texas

A filly by Tapwrit turned in the fastest furlong breeze of :9 4/5 during the under-tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park Monday. Cataloged as hip 167, the filly is consigned by Pike Racing, agent, and was bred by H. Allen Poindexter. She is out of the winning Sky O'Blue (Henny Hughes) and is a half-sister to two winners from as many to race. "It's not every year in Texas we get a :9 4/5 breeze and she did it the right way," TTA...

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Record-Sized Catalogue Available for Texas 2YO Sale

A catalogue featuring 186 horses has been released for the 2023 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, the highest number cataloged for a 2-year-old sale in Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) sales history. The sale will be held Apr. 5 at Lone Star Park with a breeze show scheduled for Apr. 3. Last year's edition of the sale was topped by Free Drop Maddy (Free Drop Billy), who was consigned by Carl Deville and brought $200,000 from Mansfield Racing. The now-sophomore has since won four black-type events, including the Texas Thoroughbred Association...

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TTA 2YO Sale Sees Increases in Average, Median

Wednesday's Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale closed with an uptick in average and median, as well as gross. A total of 88 horses sold for $3,050,700 with an average of $34,667, up from an average of $32,671 in 2021. The median also rose to $28,000, compared to $20,000 in 2021. "We're obviously thrilled to see such strong trade in our 2-year-old market," said TTA sales director Foster Bridewell. "We can't thank the owners and consignors enough for sending us quality horses to sell and we're fortunate that...

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Straight Fire Colt Breezes :10 1/5 for TTA Sale

A Straight Fire colt out of Luckfromabove (Ire) (Excellent Art {GB}) topped workers for the 2022 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Monday, breezing his eighth in :10 1/5 at Lone Star. Cataloged in the supplement as Hip 144, the colt was bred by LNJ Foxwoods in California and is consigned by Pike Racing, agent. The annual sale is conducted by the Texas Thoroughbred Association (TTA) and is scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 6, at 12 p.m. CT at Lone Star. "I think the quality horses the consignors sent to us for...

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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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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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Con Lima Named Texas-Bred Horse of the Year

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Joseph Graffeo, Erik Nikolaus Del Toro, and Troy Johnson's Con Lima (Commissioner) has been named the 2021 Texas Horse of the Year by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. She was also named Champion Three-Year-Old Texas-Bred Filly for 2021 following a season that included wins in the GIII Saratoga Oaks Invitational S., GIII Wonder Again S. and GIII Herecomesthebride S. Bred by Lisa Kuhlmann, the dark bay also added wins in the Ginger Brew S. and Honey Ryder S. and runner-up efforts in the GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S....

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TTA Adds Derby and Oaks

The Texas Thoroughbred Association stakes series will now include a TTA Derby and Oaks, it was announced Tuesday. The new TTA stakes schedule will offer purses totaling more than $500,000 and is restricted to graduates of the Texas Summer Yearling Sale Aug. 30 or Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale next spring. It will feature Futurity divisions for both colts/geldings and fillies, worth $150,000 apiece (up from $100,000), on closing day weekend of the 2022 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet; and a $100,000 Oaks and Derby to be contested at a...

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Texas Summer Yearling Sale Adds Supplements

Five supplements to the catalogue have been added for the 2021 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale, which will be held at Lone Star Park Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. CT. The sale will be livestreamed on the sale website. The supplements are: Hip 13 (c, Midnight Lute--Moneybru, by Talk Is Money), consigned by Stuart Morris; Hip 85 (f, California Chrome--Salty Mo, by Uncle Mo), consigned by Craig Singer; Hip 117 (f, California Chrome--Better Be Better, by Smart Strike), consigned by Craig Singer; Hip 185 (f, Cupid-Colombe,...

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Record Entries For Texas Yearling Sale

A record of nearly 250 yearlings have been cataloged for the 2021 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age sale to be held Monday, Aug. 30, at Lone Star Park outside of Dallas. The sale, held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star, will begin at 10 a.m. in the sales pavilion at the track. "This will easily be our largest sale since taking the reins from Fasig-Tipton in 2016," said Tim Boyce, sales director. "We've seen some solid growth over the past few years, despite the...

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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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