03/09/2016 10:04AM

85 juveniles cataloged for Lone Star sale


A catalog of 85 juveniles will be on offer during a 2-year-olds in training sale April 4 at Lone Star Park near Dallas. The track is putting on the auction in conjunction with the Texas Thoroughbred Association. The breeze show is scheduled for 11 a.m. on April 2.

Following the 2-year-old portion of the auction, horses of racing age will be sold.

“We have a lot of solid pedigrees this year, top to bottom,” sales director Tim Boyce said in release from the TTA. “What we may lack in overall numbers we have gotten back in quality.”

The catalog of 2-year-olds includes the offspring of Afleet Alex, Awesome Again, Broken Vow, Haynesville, Henny Hughes, Scat Daddy and The Factor, according to the release. Also represented are regional sires Early Flyer, Euroears, Grasshopper, My Golden Song, Too Much Bling, Yankee Gentleman, and Valid Expectations.

“Some of the younger sires are going to be exciting as well this year,” Boyce said. “Horsemen are liking freshmen sires Tapizar and Gemologist and, locally, Redding Collier.”

The auction will start at 12 p.m.

Horses that pass through the ring become eligible for the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity, or the former TTA Sales Futurity. A pair of $100,000 divisions will be run this summer at Lone Star.

The catalog is available online at texasthoroughbred.com, or by calling 512-458-6133 or 972-523-0332.