Tim Boyce

Texas Summer Yearling Sale Posts Across-the-Board Gains

Monday's Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie recorded sizable increases in gross sales, average and median with a Texas-bred colt by Too Much Bling topping the auction at $175,000. A total of 228 yearlings went through the ring with 176 selling for $3,219,600, a 138.9% percent increase from last year when 106 of 137 sold for $1,347,700. The yearling average this year came in at $18,293, a jump of 43.9% from last year's $12,714. The median soared to $10,000 this...

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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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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 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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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 2YO Sale Canceled

The Texas 2-Year-Olds-In-Training Sale scheduled to take place at Lone Star Park Apr. 3 has been canceled, officials at the Texas Thoroughbred Association and the track announced, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. All entry fees are refundable. "We are obviously disappointed to cancel this sale, especially with a record number of consignments, but it's really the only option at this point and postponing the sale simply was not feasible," said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. "We are leaving the sale catalogue online and making some...

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