ATB’S IN WEEKEND STAKES
Leading the 7-horse field in the $50,000 Evangeline Downs Prince Stakes on Saturday is 8/5 favorite Wakefield (Munnings – Proudtobeajones). Jerry Namy purchased the gelding from the consignment of Twin Oaks Training Center at the Texas April 2-Year-Old In Training Sale for $65,000 and under trainer Karl Broberg, he won the colt/gelding division of the $107,312 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star Park on July 15th. Wakefield was bred by Nathan Wallis.
TRC ANNOUNCES ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY ON CLENBUTEROL
The Texas Racing Commission released the following notice on its website this week:
Effective September 10, 2018, clenbuterol shall be prohibited for use in race horses of ALL breeds. The maximum permissible concentration for the drug clenbuterol will change from 140 pg/ml of urine to level of detection. The level in serum or plasma shall remain at level of detection. Therefore, any post-race sample submitted to TVMDL for drug testing shall be reported as positive if there is any level of clenbuterol detected in the sample.
According to a Daily Racing Form report, penalties range from a $1,000 fine and 30-day suspension to $5,000 fine and 120-day suspension for repeat offenses.
TRAINERS, OWNERS, BREEDERS, AGENTS: DID YOU KNOW?
Effective with the foal crop 2018, The Jockey Club will no longer produce paper Certificates of Registration.
Are you prepared for handling Digital Foal Certificates?
Representatives of The Jockey Club will demonstrate the interactive application and transfer process for the new digital foal certificates at a free seminar on Sunday, August 26 in the Sales Pavilion at Lone Star Park.
The seminar begins at 10:30am and will also cover a variety of Equineline products and services.
Take advantage of this great opportunity!
2018 TEXAS SUMMER YEARLING AND MIXED SALE
The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park have announced a catalogue of 119 head for the upcoming Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale. The auction will be held August 27 at 12 noon in the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park.
The catalogue includes 90 yearlings and 29 weanlings and broodmares. Many of the weanlings and broodmares are consigned by the Estate of Ed Few. The noted Texas breeder and owner passed away earlier this year.
“I think the quality of it has ticked up a notch this year,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “We had two Texas-breds sell at this auction for $100,000 apiece last year, and that really proved that the market is still vibrant here for horses in Texas and around the region.”
Go to ttasales.com to view the interactive catalog at ttasales.com. You will be able to view Monday’s sale live on the website as well.
Buyer applications and authorized agent forms are also available at ttasales.com/forms.
REMINDER – TTA CHANGE OF ADDRESS
We are still receiving mail that has been forwarded from our old address. Please make a note of our new physical and mailing address:
Texas Thoroughbred Association
192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A
Buda, TX 78610-3085
Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.
NOTES: Starting today, the TTA Staff will be at Lone Star Park through Tuesday for the Texas Yearling and Mixed Sale, and back in the Buda office on Wednesday, August 29th…During that time, please fax any sale information to the Sales Office Fax at 972.237.5257…The phone number for the Sales Office is 972.237.4886.