Texas December 31 Racing and Accreditation Deadlines

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1) December 31, 2021 is the deadline for accrediting yearlings (foals of 2020) at the TTA member rate of $200 ($250 for non-members). The fee to accredit foals of 2020 AFTER December 31, 2021 but by December 31, 2022 is $750 for TTA members ($800 for non-members).
2) Be sure that mares that will foal in Texas in 2022 are Texas accredited and that ATB race fillies have been converted to breeding stock before they foal to automatically be eligible for ATB breeder awards. You may email the mare’s name to me and I will verify the status. The fee to accredit a mare before she foals is only $75 (TTA member rate). NOTE: If a mare is not accredited before she foals, the only way to be eligible for ATB breeder awards on that foal is to pay a supplemental mare accreditation fee in the amount of $150 (TTA member rate) during the year of foaling.
December 31, 2021 is the deadline to:
1) Nominate eligible foals of 2021 to the Texas Stallion Stakes Series for $100.
2) Nominate eligible foals of 2020 (not previously nominated) to the Texas Stallion Stakes Series for $500.
3) The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to introduce a revamped Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity and the new Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks, with purses totaling more than $500,000.
All foals of 2020 that passed through the ring in either the 2021 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale, the 2020 Texas Winter Mixed Sale, or are consigned to and subsequently pass through the ring at the 2022 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale are eligible for these races.
The new format eliminates the previous nomination and sustaining payment schedule. All eligible Sales Graduates may simply pay the entry and start fee in the track racing office at the appropriate time.
ATB Berth Entries: For every horse that passed through the ring at the 2021 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale, each consignor and each buyer will receive a non-transferable berth into either division of the race. Any Thoroughbred foal of 2020 is eligible to be sold in the sales and nominated to the Futurity. Additional berths must be filled with an Accredited Texas-bred Thoroughbred foal of 2020 that did not pass through the ring at the 2020 Texas Winter Mixed Sale or the 2021 Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale.Berth horses must be declared to the Texas Thoroughbred Association by December 31, 2021 with a one-time payment of $150. Once a berth horse is designated, ownership of that horse may be transferred with the horse still remaining eligible for the appropriate division of 2022 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity and the 2023 Texas Thoroughbred Derby or Oaks.
4) Nominate accredited stallions that will be standing in Texas in 2022 to the Texas Stallion Stakes for the 2022 breeding season.
Remember: Foals by stallions nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes for the season in which those foals were conceived need not be foaled in Texas to be eligible for the Texas Stallion Stakes Series.
All deadline dates are email, fax or postmark dates.
Please contact me with any questions.
Thank you,
Amber Doege
Racing/Accreditation Manager
Texas Thoroughbred Association
192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A
Buda, TX 78610
(phone) 512-458-6133
(fax) 512-453-5919

Amber Doege Joins TTA as Accreditation Manager and Racing Coordinator

The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Amber Doege as Accreditation Manager and Racing Coordinator. Doege is replacing Jennifer Gibbs, who is retiring later this year after 20 years of service at the Lone Star State’s largest breed organization.

Doege, whose father, Glenn, was a longtime trainer based in Texas, brings nearly 20 years of experience in the industry. Her previous positions in horse racing include assistant racing secretary, stakes coordinator, horse identifier, paddock judge, placing judge and claims clerk at tracks around the region such as Retama Park, Lone Star Park, Delta Downs and Fair Grounds. Doege earned a bachelor’s degree at Texas State University with a major in animal science.

Doege’s responsibilities will cover the Accredited Texas-bred program, Clarence Scharbauer Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes and Texas Thoroughbred Futurity as well as the two Thoroughbred sales held jointly by the TTA and Lone Star Park.

“I’m very excited to be joining the TTA team,” said Doege. “I know that I have big shoes to fill but Jennifer has spared no effort to make sure this transition is smooth.”

“I know I speak for countless TTA members in saying that we will miss the knowledge and passion that Jennifer brought to the position for many years, but we are also thrilled to welcome Amber to the team,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA. “She brings a wide range of experience in the industry, and she’ll do a great job serving our membership, especially now with an increase in purses and Accredited Texas-bred program funds thanks to the recent passage of legislation.”