TTA 2YO Sale Sees Increases in Average, Median

A filly by Free Drop Billy topped the TTA sale | Olivia Friesen/TTA

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 so many buyers showed up in a big way. I think it's a sign of just how strong racing is in Texas, thanks to the increased purses and incentives for owners and breeders.”

The sales topper was a Free Drop Billy filly, who sold for $200,000. Consigned by Carl Deville, the Louisiana-bred is out of Solo Buena (Half Ours) and had worked in :10.2 at Monday's under tack show. Mansfield Racing purchased the bay, who hails from the extended family of champion Blushing John (Blushing Groom {Fr}). The top-priced colt at $125,000 was by McCraken out of Conjuress (Indian Charlie), who also worked in :10.2 and was also purchased by Mansfield Racing. Pike Racing, agent, who consigned the Kentucky-bred colt, was the leading consigner at the sale with total sales of $664,000.

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