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.
Pictured is the sale-topper, a Texas-bred weanling colt by Valor Farm stallion Bradester. He sold for $16,000 from Benchmark Training Center, Inc., agent, to Highlander Training Center. Good luck to all with their purchases!
Registration is now open for those interested in placing bids online for the Texas Winter Mixed Sale on Sunday, December 6, at Lone Star Park. The auction will feature a catalog of 135 weanlings, yearlings, horses of racing age and broodmares. The sale begins at 1 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
This auction will feature an upgraded online bidding experience compared to the Texas Summer Yearling Sale, which was the first Texas sale to offer online bidding. Live video will be available both for online bidders and those just wanting to watch the sale. The online catalog features photos and videos of many of the horses in the sale. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE CATALOG.
Bidders may also attend the sale in-person at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion at Lone Star. Masks will be required, and Lone Star Park’s COVID-19 protocols will be in effect.
“This is the first Texas Winter Mixed Sale in nearly 10 years, and it offers some high-quality bloodstock and future racing prospects,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “We were quite pleased with how many entries we received, and we’ve had interest from buyers around the region and around the country due to the rising purses and breeding incentives in Texas and the overall health of the industry in the Southwest region.”
For more information about online bidding, including the credit reference form required, click here.
The first standalone Texas Winter Mixed Sale in nearly a decade has attracted more than 125 consignments. To view the online catalog, CLICK HERE.
The auction, held jointly by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, will be held on Sunday, December 6, at 1 p.m. Central at the Texas Thoroughbred Sale Pavilion on the backside of the Dallas-area track.
Although there have been mixed sessions as part of the
Texas Summer Yearling Sale in recent years, this will mark the first Texas
Winter Mixed Sale since 2011.
“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
knew there would be demand from consignors and buyers, we didn’t anticipate
this many entries or the interest we’ve already seen from potential buyers.
That’s a good sign for how things are growing in this region.”
The sale will kick off with broodmares followed by weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age. The Texas Summer Yearling Sale in August was the first Texas sale with live online bidding, and that option will again be available for this sale along with online video. More details about online bidding will be posted soon.