NEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2017 TEXAS THOROUGHBRED SALES FUTURITY
Any foal of 2015 that passes thorough the ring in the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale or is consigned to and subsequently passes through the ring at the 2017 Texas 2-Year-Old In Training Sale at Lone Star Park will become eligible for nomination and sustainment to the appropriate division of the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity.
For every horse that passed through the ring at the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, each consignor and each buyer will receive a non-transferable berth into either division of the race. Any Thoroughbred foal of 2015 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 2015 that did not pass through the ring at the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale by the December 31, 2016 nomination deadline. Once a designated horse is nominated to fill a berth, ownership of that horse may be transferred with the horse still remaining eligible for the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity. Total payment to start in the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity shall be no less than $2,250 per horse.
Horses filling consignor berths and buyer berths must be designated at the time the December 31, 2016 nomination payment is made. Berths are non-transferable and must be filled with an Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015. There are no provisions covering substitution of a designated horse.
Consignor berths are for the owner of the selling horse at the time of the sale. Buyer berths are for the purchaser of the selling horse whose name the horse is transferred to at the time of sale.
If you have an Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 that is NOT consigned to the Texas Thoroughbred Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale and you would like to nominate that horse to the Futurity, you have two options:
Purchase a horse (weanling, yearling, broodmare, horse of racing age, etc.) from the August 29, 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, and use the Buyer Berth to nominate that Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 to the race, OR
Consign that Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 to the 2017 Texas Two-Year-Old In Training Sale.
For more information about the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity, please contact TTA Racing Coordinator Jennifer Gibbs at (512) 458-6133.