Too Much Bling Filly Tops Record-Setting Texas Summer Yearling Sale

(Austin, TX) – A Texas-bred filly by Too Much Bling led the way at the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale, topping the sale when the hammer dropped at $100,000.

Hip 19. Olivia Friesen photo.

Cataloged as hip 19, the grey filly, out of the Action This Day mare Soft Music, is a full sister to 2016 Champion Texas-bred Two-Year-Old Filly Bling on the Music. Mansfield Racing signed the ticket on the filly out of the Highlander Training Center consignment. Hip 60, a Louisiana-bred colt by Take Charge Indy, was the top selling colt at $90,000. The colt, out of the stakes-winning Half Ours mare All Woman, was purchased by Mansfield Racing from the Clear Creek Stud consignment.

“We’re obviously thrilled that a Texas-bred by one of our state’s most influential stallions led the sale,” TTA Director Foster Bridewell said. “She was a beautiful filly and the full sister went through this same sales ring before going on to become a Texas champion. We’re thankful to breeder Danele Durham and Highlander Training Center for allowing us the opportunity to offer her here.”

The 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale set records for TTA Sales. One-hundred-sixty-one horses sold for $3.41M in total sales, up from $3.2M last year. The average price was $21,186, up from the $18,246 average price in 2021. The median price was $14,500 this year, up from $10,000 last year.

“We can’t thank our breeders, owners, consignors, and buyers enough for such a great sale,” Bridewell said. “The record results are an indication of the strength of the industry in this region right now and a testament to the hard work a lot of people put in to prepare these yearlings for this year.”

For full results, visit www.TTAsales.com. 

Sam Houston Race Park & Lone Star Park Apply for 2023 Race Dates

(Austin, TX) – At Wednesday’s Texas Racing Commission meeting, Sam Houston Park General Manager Dwight Berube confirmed that the Houston area track will apply for 43 live race dates in 2023, beginning January 6th.  The 2023 Texas live racing schedule will be similar to 2022, as Lone Star Park has already applied for 48 days.

While plans for the overall stakes program have not been finalized, the 2023 race meet at Sam Houston will feature the inaugural running of the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks for graduates of the 2021 TTA Yearling Sale and 2022 TTA Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.  The schedule will also include 10 Texas-bred stakes and two legs of the Clarence Schaubauer, Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes.

“With Monday’s Texas Thoroughbred Association Yearling Sale on the immediate horizon, we appreciate the continued support of the Texas tracks,” TTA Executive Director Mary Ruyle said.  “On Monday, we will offer more than 200 yearlings, which is the most in recent history.  Over the past couple years, we have made great strides in the quality of racing in Texas.”

Texas Summer Yearling Sale Consignment Deadline Friday, July 1

REMINDER!

 

Get your entries in NOW to make the body of the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale catalog!

Submit your consignment forms to the TTA by Friday, July 1st, to ensure your yearlings are entered before the catalog is readied for the printer!

Thank you for selling with us. If you have any questions, please let us know!

See you in August at Lone Star Park.

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TTA Addresses HISA Questions Regarding Racing, Wagering, and Sales in Texas

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HISA Questions Regarding Racing, Wagering, and Sales in Texas

To All Owners/Trainers/Breeders/Consignors:
As of July 1st, HISA plans to implement their rules and regulations in this country, about which we’ve received several calls and e-mails related to potential impact to racing and sales in Texas.
Beginning July 1, Lone Star Park will cease exporting their simulcast signal through the end of the current Thoroughbred meet, so HISA authority will not apply. This is per action this week by the Texas Racing Commission’s Executive Director. On July 1, you CAN STILL wager on Texas horse racing in Texas -AND- you will still be able to wager on horse racing from other parts of the country at a Texas racing facility.
For our August 2022 Yearling Sale, there is no HISA impact whatsoever on our sale or for our consignors. Neither sales horses nor persons working or attending the sales need to be registered with HISA.
We’ve also had contact from some of our Two-Year-Old Sales Consignors. We’ve been told by HISA officials that two-year-old sales horses and those working or attending those sales are NOT considered “covered” under HISA rules. Therefore, we’ve been told there is no need to register.
As of today, this is what we’ve been told relating to sales. The racing at Lone Star Park’s 2022 Thoroughbred meet will continue through the scheduled end of the meet and on track/in-state wagering will continue.

TTA Reminds Texas Breeders of May 31st Accreditation Deadline

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UPCOMING ACCREDITATION DEADLINE
ACCREDITATION DEADLINES:
The deadline for accrediting Texas-foaled yearlings (foals of 2021) at the TTA Member rate of $75 is a postmark, fax or email date of May 31, 2022. The non-member fee to accredit foals of 2021 is $125. Membership packages begin at $60 for a full year. If you are not a TTA member or your membership has expired, you may pay the $60 to become a current member and then pay the $75 accreditation fee. If you are not sure of your membership status, call the TTA office.
Please submit a completed application along with the appropriate fee. TTA will apply a virtual Accredited Texas-Bred stamp to your digital Jockey Club certificate once the foal’s registration is complete.
Applications after the May 31 deadline will require an accreditation fee of $200 (members) or $250 (non-members).
NOTE: A yearling nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes Series has not necessarily been accredited. To verify accreditation status, contact the TTA office.
Thank you!
Dominique Oxner
Racing/Accreditation Manager
Texas Thoroughbred Association
192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A
Buda, TX 78610
Phone: 512-458-6133
Fax: 512-453-5919

Free Drop Billy Filly Tops the Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

(Grand Prairie, Texas) A filly from the first crop of Spendthrift Farm’s stallion Free Drop Billy led the way at the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, with the hammer dropping at $200,000.

The Louisiana-bred filly, consigned by Carl Deville as Hip 134, was purchased by Mansfield Racing. She was a supplement to the sale and she didn’t disappoint, breezing a quick 10.2 over the Lone Star Park dirt Monday afternoon. Out of the Half Ours mare Solo Buena, she’s a half-sister to stakes-placed Swot Analysis, who was second in the Louisiana Futurity at two. 

Hip 72, a colt by first crop stallion McCraken, standing at Airdrie Stud, was the second highest priced two-year-old to sell and the highest priced colt with a final bid of $125,000. Mansfield Racing signed the ticket for the dark bay or brown colt. He’s a half-brother to seven winners from seven to race, including stakes-winner Magic Tale. Pike Racing consigned the colt.

Wednesday’s sale outpaced last year’s sale in total sales, average price, and median price. Eighty-eight horses sold for $3,050,700 in total sales. The average price was $34,667 this year; last year, the average price was $32,671. The median jumped to $28,000, compared to $20,000 in 2021.

“We’re obviously thrilled to see such strong trade in our two-year-old market,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “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.”

Pike Racing, agent, was the leading consignor by total sales at $664,000.

Straight Fire Colt Blazes The Bullet in Texas

(Grand Prairie, Texas) A colt by Straight Fire was worth the wait at the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale breeze show Monday.

Cataloged in the supplement as Hip 144, the colt was the last horse on the track Monday afternoon, delivering the fastest 1/8th of a mile breeze, stopping the clock in 10.1 on the Lone Star Park oval. Consigned by Pike Racing as agent, the LNJ Foxwood-bred colt is out of the Excellent Art mare Luckfromabove (IRE); her first foal to race, a full sister to this colt, is a winner. 

Six horses collected a 10.2 clocking over the dirt at Lone Star Park, all tying for the second fastest 1/8th of the day:

Hip 56: Filly by Conquest Mo Money out of the Northern Afleet mare Afleet Tee, consigned by 

Benchmark Training Center, Agent for Judge Lanier Racing

Hip 68: Colt by Midshipman out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Capital Deployment, consigned by 

Pike Racing, Agent.

Hip 69: Filly by Accelerate out of G2SW Ciao Bella Luna, consigned by Pike Racing, Agent

Hip 72: Colt by McCraken out of SP Conjuress, consigned by Pike Racing, Agent

Hip 89: Colt by Palace Malice out of the Zensational mare Gagaoveryou, consigned by Oak Creek 

Thoroughbreds, Agent for Aidan Green

Hip 134: Filly by Free Drop Billy out of the Half Ours mare Solo Buena, consigned by Carl Deville, 

Agent

“I think the quality horses the consignors sent to us for this sale really put on a show today,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “The last horse to breeze drops the bullet, we had six go 10.2, and 17 stopped the timer in 10.3; that’s a testament to the horses and the training leading up. We owe a debt of gratitude to the folks that trust us to sell for them and we’re thankful for the consignors who have brought these athletes to this sale.”

The breeze results and videos are available online at TTAsales.com. The 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale is Wednesday, April 6th, beginning at 12pm CT.

Ten Supplements Added to the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale Catalog

(Austin, TX) – Ten two-year-olds have been supplemented to the catalog for the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. You can find the added horses in the interactive catalog at TTAsales.com or on the Equineline Sales Catalog iPad App now.

“These additions help bolster an already strong catalog for our sale,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “Each add to our quality pedigrees, and we thank Carl Deville, Al Pike, Lane Richardson and the owners for trusting us to sell these individuals.”

Supplements:

Hip 133: Louisiana-bred Filly by Star Guitar from the family of SP Estilo Femenino and G1SW Well Armed

Hip 134: Louisiana-bred Filly by Free Drop Billy half-sister to SP Swot Analysis

Hip 135: Arkansas-bred Filly by Klimt from the family of G1 Harlan and G2Ws Pomeroy’s Pistol and Thousand Words

Hip 136: Arkansas-bred Colt by Eagle out of SP Red Dress from the family of SWs Infectious and Makeshift

Hip 137: Arkansas-bred Gelding by Moro Tap out of a half sister to SW He Has Bling

Hip 138: Arkansas-bred Filly by Eagle out of SP Paddle out, from the family of SWs Strole, Upstream, and Boca Boy

Hip 139: Arkansas-bred Filly by Eagle, a half-sister to SP Island Sun

Hip 140: Louisiana-bred Colt by Guilt Trip, a half-brother to MSW Free Like A Girl and SP Free Indeed

Hip 141: Ghostzapper colt from the family of MSW Stormy Frolic, G2SW Super Frolic, and MSW Frolic’s Revenge

Hip 142: Oklahoma bred Midnight Storm filly from the family of G2W Twilight Time, SW Uninhibited Song and SW Thundering Sky.

The 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale is set for April 6th at Lone Star Park’s Sales Pavilion in Grand Prairie. The breeze show is April 4th.

The interactive catalog is available now at www.ttasales.com. Supplement Catalogs will be available at Lone Star Park and at the Lone Star Park Sales Pavilion. Additional Supplements Likely.

2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale Will Be Held On August 29th

(Austin, TX) – The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced its 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale will be held on August 29th. 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 sale, and thanks to the buyers who certainly loved the individuals on the grounds.”

The 2021 sale concluded with an increase in the total number of yearlings cataloged and sold, as well as a positive jump in the average and median sale prices. Texas sales graduates are eligible for the Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity at Lone Star Park at two and the new Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks for three-year-olds at Sam Houston.

“There’s really never been a better time to sell and buy racehorses in the Texas,” Bridewell said. “Thanks to the passage of HB 2460 in 2019, the Texas horse industry benefits from the infusion of $25 million per year, increasing purses and Accredited Texas-bred incentive awards. This is all thanks to Texas lawmakers who support racing in this state; it’s truly a great time to bring horses to Texas to sell and for buyers to find quality prospects.”

The Entry Deadline for the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale is June 24, 2022 and consignment forms are now available at www.ttasales.com.

Stallion Power In the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale Catalog

(Austin, TX) – One-hundred-thirty-two two-year-olds are cataloged with sire power, both nationally and regionally, in the 2022 Texas Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, presented by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. The sale is set for April 6th at the sale pavilion at Lone Star Park; the breeze show is April 4th at the track in Grand Prairie.

Two-year-olds by Arrogate, Connect, Constitution, Distorted Humor, Ghostzapper, Hard Spun, Kantharos, Malibu Moon, Runhappy, and Sky Mesa represent national and international stallion power. The catalog features prospects from first year stallions Accelerate, Always Dreaming, Army Mule, Cloud Computing, Good Samaritan, McCracken, Mendelssohn, Mo Town, and Tapwrit. And offspring from some of Texas’ leading stallions, including Bradester, Competitive Edge, Eagle, and Too Much Bling, will go through the auction ring.

“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 book we’ve put together and think our buyers will be too.”

The catalog is full of notable pedigrees both regionally and nationally. Hip 117 is half to Texas champion Mr Money Bags, by Too Much Bling, from Clary Bloodstock. Hip 19 is a half to Texas Thoroughbred Futurity winner Streak of Silver consigned by Pike Racing. Hip 87 is a half-sister to stakes winner Pinky Ring Bling and Texas champ Gold Pilot from the Benchmark Training Center draft. Hip 98 is a Ghostzapper filly out of a half-sister to GSW stallion Adios Charlie, consigned by Twin Oaks Training Center. Hip 102 is a half-sister to Texas champion Ima Discreet Lady and Hip 114 is a Hard Spun colt out of a mare that’s already produced GSP Crowded Trade. 

“The catalog is strong, family wise,” Bridewell added. “We have horses that are out of stakes winners, by stakes winners, by proven and new stallions, half siblings to stakes winners or stakes placed horses, and half to Texas champions. We couldn’t ask for a better group and can’t thank our consignors enough for bringing them to Texas.”

The interactive catalog is available now at www.ttasales.com. Supplements to the catalog are expected and will be posted at www.ttasales.com.