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Sixteen Supplemental Entries Added to the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale

(Austin, TX) – Sixteen yearlings have been added to the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale Supplement Catalog ahead of the August 29th sale at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The additions bring the total offering at the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale to 228 yearlings, featuring national and regional stallion power and pedigrees.

“The interest in our sale has been strong since we released our catalog late last month,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “These additions only help boost our sale and we’re thrilled to offer these additional yearlings later this month.”

The Supplement Catalog features yearlings bred in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Texas, including a Texas-bred filly by exciting first-crop stallion Vino Rosso whose yearlings sold for as much as $550,000 at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga Sale this week. A full sister to 2021 Texas Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Champion Tengo Mis Papeles will also be offered as Hip 223.

The interactive catalog, including the supplements (Hips 213-228), is available now at www.ttasales.com. The full catalog is also available for download on the Equineline IPad App. Supplement Catalogs will also be available on the sales grounds and at the Lone Star Park Sales Pavilion.

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More than 200 Horses Cataloged for the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale

(Austin, TX) – Two-Hundred-Twelve yearlings made the catalog for the 2022 Texas Summer Yearling Sale, presented by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. The sale will be held on August 29th at the sales pavilion at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

The sale will feature a good mix of regional and national stallion and pedigree influence. The catalog lists yearlings by leading 2022 freshman stallions Justify, Good Magic, Sharp Azteca, and Mendelssohn, as well as youngsters by Violence, Bernardini, Tapiture, Midshipman, Jimmy Creed, Midnight Lute, Paynter, Practical Joke, Goldencents, Kantharos, and Keen Ice, sire of 2022 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike. First crop stallions Mitole, Vino Rosso, Flameaway, Catalina Cruiser, Coal Front, Enticed, Breaking Lucky, Code West, and Preservationist are represented.

“This book represents the best of the best that this region has to offer,” TTA Sales Director Foster Bridewell said. “Our breeders, owners, and consignors really delivered with quality stallions, families, and physicals. I have been very impressed by this yearling crop, both regionally and nationally, and am looking forward to the sale on August 29th.”

Texas and regional stallion power will also be on display this year, featuring yearlings by Texas’ top sires Too Much Bling, Bradester, My Golden Song, and Competitive Edge, as well as regional leaders like Star Guitar and El Deal.

“Our Texas and regional programs have gotten stronger in recent years, and I think this year’s yearling group is a sign of that,” Bridewell added. “We have a lot of pedigrees that have stakes influence both nationally and locally and that’s a sign of the growth our sale has made in recent years.”

Notable yearlings cataloged:

Hip 2: Louisiana bred Colt by Half Ours who is a half sibling to two stakes winners, including 2021 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity winner Streak of Silver. Consigned by Clear Creek Stud.

Hip 9: Texas bred Colt by Lord Nelson who is a half to Texas Champion and G1SP/MGSW Con Lima. Consigned by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

Hip 19: Texas bred Filly by Too Much Bling who is a full sister to G3SP/SW Bling on the Music. Consigned by Highlander Training Center, Agent.

Hip 81: Texas bred Filly by Khozan who is a half to G3SW Prudhoe Bay. Consigned by Oakridge Farm.

Hip 92: Louisiana bred Colt by Midshipman who is a half brother to G3SP Untitled. Consigned by Red River Farm.

Hip 103: Texas bred Filly by Include who is a full sister to G3SW Proud Emma. Consigned by Highlander Training Center, Agent.

Hip 107: Texas bred Colt by Tapiture who is a half sibling to two stakes winners. Consigned by Asmussen Horse Center, Agent.

Hip 115: Louisiana bred Filly by Jimmy Creed who is a full sister to MSW X Clown. Consigned by 4M Ranch, Agent.

Hip 127: Texas bred Filly by Too Much Bling who is a half sister to MSW No Mas Tequila and MSP Imaluckycharm. Consigned by Benchmark Training Center, Agent.

Hip 143: Florida bred Colt by Justify out of SP Iroquois Girl, from the family of G3SW Salty Strike. Consigned by KP Sales, Agent.

Hip 204: Texas bred Filly by Bradester who is a half sister to 2022 Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity winner Vietnam Victory. Consigned by KP Sales, Agent.

Hip 206: Texas bred Filly by My Golden Song who is a half sister to six SW/SP runners including Kat’s Infatuation and Shocktime and from the family of G3SW He’s Comin in Hot. Consigned by Benchmark Training Center, Agent.

Hip 212: Texas bred Colt by Vino Rosso out of an unraced full sister to SW/MGSP Kid Kate. Consigned by Stoneview Farm, Agent.

The interactive catalog is available now at www.ttasales.com. The catalog is also available for download on the Equineline IPad App. Supplements to the catalog are expected.

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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. 

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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 (CLICK HERE)are now available at www.ttasales.com.

Texas Summer Yearling Sale Posts Huge Gains Across the Board

Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie recorded sizable increases in gross sales, average and median with a Texas-bred colt by Too Much Bling topping the auction.

Hip 101, a Texas-bred son of Too Much Bling who topped the sale at $175,000. Photo courtesy Benchmark Training Center.

A total of 228 yearlings went through the ring with 176 selling for $3,219,600, a 138.9% percent increase from last year when 106 of 137 sold for $1,347,700. The yearling average this year came in at $18,293, a jump of 43.9% from last year’s $12,714. The median soared to $10,000 this year, up 96.1% percent from $5,100. The buy-back rate was 22.8% this year compared to 22.6% last year.

There were also three horses of racing age in the sale this year, which sold for a total of $17,500. Last year’s auction had 15 older horses sell for a total of $162,500.

“The numbers are almost overwhelming compared to last year, and this sale exceeded even our very high expectations,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “The recent gains in purses and breeding incentives in Texas, along with the strong programs in place in Louisiana and Oklahoma, have helped make this a very powerful regional marketplace. This is truly one of the best sales we’ve ever had in Texas.”

“We recently announced increased purses of $300,000 for sale horses to run at in the two divisions of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity, and we added a total of $200,000 for a Derby and Oaks race, so that has attracted some extra interest,” added Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

Proving the point about the resurgence of interest in Texas racing, the sale-topper was Hip 101, an accredited Texas-bred colt by Too Much Bling, who stands at Valor Farm and is a perennial leading sire in the state. Consigned by Benchmark Training Center, agent, and purchased by Finisterre Racing, the April 3 foal sold for $175,000. The colt is out of Swifterthantaylor, a multiple winning daughter of another top Texas stallion at Valor Farm, My Golden Song. Swifterthantaylor’s first starter is a stakes-placed winner. Two other horses sold for six figures, both Louisiana-bred colts. A son of Not This Time named Star Redemption sold for $120,000 from Clear Creek Stud, agent, to Al and Bill Ulwelling, and a son of Violence sold for $100,000 from 4M Ranch, agent, to Set-Hut LLC.

For complete results, click here.

TTA Announces Expanded $500,000 Stakes Program for Texas Sale Graduates

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.

The races are restricted to horses that go through the ring at the upcoming Texas Summer Yearling Sale on August 30 or the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale this coming spring. Horses need not be Texas-breds to be eligible, and the new format eliminates the previous payment schedule.

“In the last two years, Texas Thoroughbred racing has shown a resurgence due to the increased purse money at Lone Star Park and Sam Houston Race Park,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA. “To continue to build on that progress, the TTA has revamped the Futurity and created a Derby and Oaks with significantly increased purses for all those races. We look forward to our yearling sale on August 30. Our goal is to create greater value for breeders, consignors and buyers.”

The revamped Texas Thoroughbred Association Futurity will feature divisions for 2-year-old fillies and colts/geldings with $150,000 guaranteed for each division. Both divisions will be run at 5 ½ furlongs on closing weekend of the 2022 Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet. The races previously offered purses of approximately $100,000 apiece.

The new Texas Thoroughbred Association Derby and Oaks will be held at Sam Houston Race Park in 2023. The Derby and Oaks will be run on the dirt at a distance of one mile or more. Both races will carry purses of $100,000-added.

More information will be posted soon at texasthoroughbred.com and ttasales.com.

CLARIFICATION: ATB BERTH ENTRIES WILL STILL BE ALLOWED. The consignor and buyer of any yearling that goes through the ring on August 30th will receive a berth to be filled with an Accredited Texas-Bred foal of 2020. Berths must be declared to TTA by December 31, 2021 with a one-time payment of $500. There are no other sustaining payments. There will be an entry and start fee payable to Lone Star Park at the appropriate time.