TEXAS CONNECTIONS IN UPCOMING STAKES
On Saturday, 12/1 Runaway Dreamer (KY) runs in the $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes at Gulfstream for owner/breeder Craig B. Singer.
On Saturday in the $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap at Sunland Park, Tom Durant bred and owns 3/1 favorite Cashcheckorcharge (KY) and Brad King co-owns 4/1 Into Mystic (KY).
On Sunday, in the $100,000 Four Rivers John Deere Stakes, Sam E. and Sammy L. Stevens bred and own 15/1 Jim Edd Who (NM), and J. Kirk and Judy Robison bred and own 12/1 Road to Heat (NM).
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
January 3rd: First day of entries at Sam Houston Race Park
January 10th: Opening day of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred Meet
January 15th: Consignment Deadline for Texas Two-Year-Old and Horses of Racing Age Sale
January 21st: Texas Racing Commission meets in Austin
January 26th: Houston Racing Festival
February 1st: Deadline for payment of (optional) annual administrative fees for stallions for the 2020 breeding season. Payment of this $200 fee entitles stallion owners to receive ATB stallion owner awards for foals conceived this year.
February 15th: Deadline for first sustaining payment of $250 for the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity.
February 15th: Deadline for receipt of TTEF scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
February 22nd: Texas Champions Preview
March 21st: Texas Champions Day & TTA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at Sam Houston Race Park
April 1st: Breeze show for Texas Two-Year-Old and Horses of Racing Age Sale
April 3rd: Texas Two-Year-Old and Horses of Racing Age Sale at Lone Star Park
April 15th: Deadline for second sustaining payment of $350 for the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity.
May 1st: Deadline for $5,000 supplemental entries to the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity. Only for Sales graduates not previously nominated.
NOTES: Jennifer Gibbs, who served as Accreditation and Racing Manager at TTA for the past 20 years has now retired. Jennifer was the cheerleader for all things falling under the category of Texas Thoroughbreds and did a fantastic job! If you would like to send a card to wish her well, please mail to us at 192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A, Buda, TX 78610 and we will be sure she receives it. Thanks Jennifer!