NEWS AND NOTES FOR DECEMBER 6, 2013
TEXAS STALLION STAKES ON TAP FOR SATURDAY AT RETAMA PARK
Carded as race number 6, the 6-furlong, $75,000 Darby’s Daughter division of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, boasts a competitive field of 11 contenders. Read more
REMINDER – MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR TTA NIGHT AT THE RACES!
TTA Night at the Races
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association & Retama Park
RESERVATION DEADLINE TUESDAY DECEMBER 3RD
All TTA members are invited to join us at Retama Park on Saturday, December 7th for an evening of entertainment, fine dining and live racing. We will be featuring the $75,000 Guaranteed Darby’s Daughter Texas Stallion Stakes and the $75,000 Guaranteed My Dandy Texas Stallion Stakes.
A special section of the Terrace Dining Room will be reserved for TTA members and their guests, who will be able to enjoy a Prime Rib Buffet at the special price of $14.95 per person (normally $19.95) and a complimentary Retama Park racing program.
Also, TTA members in attendance will be entered into a prize drawing to win 5 prime lower level San Antonio Spurs tickets (Valued at $650) or a tablet computer (Valued at $300) – courtesy of M2 Technology. Prize drawings will take place in the Winner’s Circle between divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes and members must be present to win.
Take advantage of this special opportunity to socialize with other TTA members and enjoy an evening of entertainment at Retama Park. To attend, you must make your reservations no later than Tuesday, December 3rd by calling Alisha at 210.651.7000 Extension 0, and use the offer code “TTA”.
SPECIAL NOTE: Owners of horses running in the races will receive preferred seating and be given credentials displaying the name of their horse. When you call for reservations, please let Alisha know the number of guests in your party so we can have the appropriate number of badges/buttons available.
SEE YOU THERE!
The first round of internet bidding on 2014 stallion seasons is now closed, and seasons to the following stallions have been sold:
A P Million, Angliana, Crossbow, Early Flyer, Grasshopper, Indygo Mountain, My Golden Song, Oratory, Power Storm, Too Much Bling and Wimbledon.
Many thanks to the donors and purchasers of these seasons.
The second round of internet bidding is now open, with many seasons still available. This final round will end at 5pm Central on Wednesday January 8th.
Six new stallion seasons have just been added to the online auction – - check them out by clicking on the link on the top right-hand side of the TTA homepage!
Attention Horse Owners and Trainers:
Don’t forget that both divisions of the $75,000-guaranteed Texas Stallion Stakes will run on Saturday, December 7th at Retama Park.
Entries will be taken on Wednesday, December 4th, with high money earners preferred.
Click here to see a list of all eligible horses:
Please call Jennifer Gibbs in the TTA office at 512.458.6133 if you have any questions.
The 2014 edition of the Southern Racehorse Stallion Register is now online with nearly 60 featured stallions in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and the surrounding region. Many stallions have a complete statistical summary available with in-depth information on the pedigree, race record and progeny record of the particular stallion. For selected featured stallions, users can also view a conformation photo and access weekly progeny updates. The Southern Racehorse Stallion Registeris available in two online versions. Users can view and download the entire Stallion Register (164 pages) or view the online directory with individual links to each stallion.
The Southern Racehorse Stallion Register also features free hypomating for any of the advertised stallions. This feature, provided by equineline.com, allows a user to input any mare as a mate for a stallion and see the resulting hypothetical foal, along with information about dosage, inbreeding, center of distribution and interactive nicking.
All members of the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, plus more than 1,500 horsemen in Louisiana, will receive a copy of the 2014Southern Racehorse Stallion Register by mail. Copies may also be purchased for $15 each, shipping included, by contacting Denis Blake at email@example.com.
Texas-bred Ol Winedrinker Who * Photo by Coady Photography
Texas-bred Ol Winedrinker Who continues to get better with age as the 2012 Zia Park Derby winner captured Wednesday’s $150,000 Zia Park Distance Championship for older horses at 1 1/8 miles. With Carlos Madeira up, Ol Winedrinker Who took the lead in the homestretch and surged clear for a 3 1/4-length victory in 1:50.09 as the 3-1 favorite. The race was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed due to winter weather in New Mexico.
“He definitely likes the racetrack, and he’s run well every time on it,” his trainer, Joel Marr, said. “He’s getting better with age and getting more mature. He’s learned to run between horses and on the inside. He didn’t like that early on.”
Bred and owned by Sam E. and Sammy L. Stevens, Ol Winedrinker Who is a 4-year-old gelded son of Sligo Bay (Ire). Now a winner of seven of 20 starts, he has banked $346,579. In addition to the Zia Park Derby and Zia Park Distance Championship, the Texas-bred has also won the Veterans Stakes at Zia and the Norgor Derby at Ruidoso Downs.
Class Warfare, a son of A.P. Indy out of the millionaire mare Take D’ Tour, will stand his first breeding season at Joe Kerby’s Key Ranch near Salado, Texas. His fee has been set at $1,500.
Although unplaced in three starts on the track, Class Warfare brings a strong pedigree as a son of two-time leading sire and sire of sires A.P. Indy, whose sons at stud include Bernardini, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft and Congrats. Class Warfare’s dam, Take D’ Tour, by Tour d’Or, ran first or second in 18 of 25 starts with earnings of $1,047,740. She won four graded stakes during her career, including two renewals of the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park.
For more information, go to www.keyranch.com.
|Calling for Nominees for the TTHBPA Board of Directors Election(Austin, Texas – November 25, 2013) – The Texas Thoroughbred HBPA (TTHBPA) is in the process of accepting nominations from horsemen for qualified candidates to run for the 2014 TTHBPA Board of Directors. If you would like to submit a nominee for consideration in either the owner or the trainer category, please contact Dr. Richard Weilburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (830) 285-4157.
Nominations for the 2014 election close at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013.
NEWS AND NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 22, 2013
RETAMA WEEKEND RECAP
The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame gala set a festive tone last Saturday evening at Retama Park. Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg served as Master of Ceremonies for the event honoring inductees Dr. Glenn Blodgett, Tami Purcell Burklund, Arthur A. Seeligson Jr., horses Dashingly, Hadif and Kontiki, and presentation of the JoAnn Weber Distinguished Service Award to Jeff Coady of Coady Photography. After the induction ceremony, approximately 170 guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet and had the opportunity to bid on many live and silent auction items. All proceeds benefit the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame, a 501C3 charitable organization that supports the Groom Elite Program, as well as the Saddle Light Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Later in the evening, Special U F O quickly took command of the $50,000 Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Read more