07/25/2017 10:14AM

TTA catalogs 139 for yearling and mixed sale


The Texas Thoroughbred Association has cataloged 139 horses for its summer yearling and mixed sale on Aug. 21 at Lone Star Park. This will mark the second yearling sale conducted by the TTA since it took over operation of the Texas auctions from Fasig-Tipton.

The catalog, which is still accepting supplemental entries, includes 102 yearlings, with a mixed section of 37 head. The catalog is nearly identical in size to last year’s, which offered 105 yearlings and 37 horses in the mixed session.

All yearling graduates of this sale will be eligible for the 2018 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity to be run in two divisions at Lone Star Park. The 2017 editions were run on Saturday, and winners Uncle Abbie and Janae had both been through the Texas summer yearling sale and the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale.

“We are coming off a big weekend for Texas racing as Keene Thoroughbreds’ Texas Chrome, who sold here as a yearling for $10,000, became just the second Texas-bred millionaire in history, and we had two of the best runnings of the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity in many years,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

In conjunction with the sale, the TTA will hold a seminar for new owners with a panel of industy exports on Aug. 20.

For more information, or to view the sale catalog, click here.