04/04/2016 5:05PM

Texas Thoroughbred Association to host yearling sale in August


The Texas Thoroughbred Association will host a yearling sale at Lone Star Park in late August on a date to be announced.

The breed organization made the announcement Monday during its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale.

It will be the first renewal of the auction put on by the TTA after Fasig-Tipton ended its partnership with the group following last year’s juvenile sale. The auction was canceled in 2015.

The auction will be managed by Tim Boyce, who led the recent 2-year-old sale, and was previously the Texas sales director for Fasig-Tipton. Information on consigning to the sale will be announced at a later date.

“The TTA is committed to advancing the Texas racing and breeding industry, and part of that commitment includes giving horsemen a venue to buy and sell horses in this state,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA. “In advance of this decision, we found significant interest from Texas breeders with yearlings to consign, and with the central location and quality facility at Lone Star we also expect to attract quality consignments from around the region.”