Too Much Bling Filly Tops Texas Sale


Too Much Bling–Soft Music | Mary Cage

A filly by Too Much Bling attracted a final bid of $95,000 from Danny Keene to top Monday's Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park. The juvenile, out of Soft Music (Action This Day), was bred by W.S. Farish and was consigned by Asmussen Horse Center, agent. She turned in the fastest furlong breeze of :10 1/5 at Saturday's under-tack show.

In all, 53 horses sold Monday for a total of $981,300. The average was $18,515 and the median was $12,000. With 13 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate was 19.7%. A year ago, 66 head sold for $1,161,900. The average was $17,605 and the median was $13,000.

The sale, which was previously managed by Fasig-Tipton in partnership with the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, was conducted for the first time Monday jointly by the TTA and Lone Star.

“Especially considering we got a bit of a late start in putting this sale together, we could not be more pleased with the results and the increase in average over last year,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. “With a Texas-bred topping the sale and a very low buyback rate, I think that proves there is still strength in the industry here.”

The TTA will next conduct a yearling sale in late August.

“The TTA is committed to advancing the Texas racing and breeding industry, and part of that commitment includes giving horsemen a venue to buy and sell horses in this state,” said Ruyle. “In advance of this decision, we found significant interest from Texas breeders with yearlings to consign, and with the central location and quality facility at Lone Star we also expect to attract quality consignments from around the region. We were lucky to have Tim Boyce on board to manage this sale for us, and he will do the same for the yearling sale.”

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