TTA Election, Tabulation Observers
Ballots in the TTA Board of Directors Election must be received by 5pm on Monday, December 16th.
Ballots will be tabulated in the TTA office at 4009 Banister Lane, Ste 230, Austin, TX 78704 on Tuesday, December 17th.
If you would like to attend the tabulation as an observer, please call Mary Ruyle in the TTA office at 512.458.6133 by Friday of this week.
Remember to send in your ballot for the TTA Board of Directors election so that it is received no later than 5pm on Monday, December 16th!
The Texas Racing Commission meets tomorrow, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the John H. Reagan Building, Room JHR 120, 105 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
To access the agenda and meeting materials, go to:
In spite of the cold weather, over 80 TTA members and guests attended “TTA Night at the Races” at Retama Park on Saturday, December 7th, enjoying a wonderful buffet, entry for door prizes, and exciting racing, including the Darby’s Daughter and My Dandy divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds.
Courtesy of doorprize sponsor M2 Technology, Pam Wright of Fredericksburg was the winner of a Lenovo Thinkpad, while Wayne Matthews took home a package of Spurs tickets.
Many thanks to Retama Park and M2 Technology, as well as all those who attended.
A good time was had by all.
Forever Since (outside) * Photo by Coady Photography
Retama Park on Saturday night held two divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds, and both resulted in the first stakes victories for some promising Texas-breds.
In the $75,000 Darby’s Daughter division for fillies, Tom Durant’s homebred Forever Since prevailed in a close finish with favored Bakken Baby. Both horses were coming out of the E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes at Remington Park, where Bakken Baby had finished second and a length in front of third-place finisher Forever Since. This time around, Forever Since turned the tables as she won by a head in a time of 1:13.02 for six furlongs. Gerardo Mora rode the daughter of Supreme Cat for trainer Jack Bruner. Read more
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!