UNDER TACK SHOW AND ONLINE VIDEO INFORMATION FOR TEXAS 2YO SALE
The under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale is set for Sunday, April 2 at 11 am at Lone Star Park. It is free to attend and open to the public. Videos of each horse will be posted by Monday morning at ttasales.com.
The sale is set for Tuesday, April 4, at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park. It is also free to attend and open to the public. Live video of the sale will be available. The online catalog is available at http://www.ttasales.com/2-year-old-sale/
SALE REPOSITORY INFORMATION
Veterinarians can upload information to the sale repository through the following link:
For any questions, contact Dee O’Brien via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at (817) 609-6055.
TTA OFFICE HOURS TO CHANGE FOR SALE
Texas Thoroughbred Association office staff will be traveling to the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale on Saturday, April 1 and will be back in the Austin office on Thursday, April 6.
The Sale Office phone number is 972.237.4886 and fax number is 972.237.5257. Sales Director Tim Boyce may be reached at 972.523.0332 and Mary Ruyle may be reached at 512.695.4542.
Do not fax any sale-related documents to the TTA office (512.453.5919) after 2pm on Friday, March 31st – – SEND YOUR FAX TO 972.237.5257.
ACTION ALERT: PLEASE WRITE THESE LEGISLATORS IN SUPPORT OF BILLS BENEFICIAL TO THE TEXAS RACING INDUSTRY
Earlier in March, we reported that five bills were filed with the Texas Legislature that could benefit the Texas racing and breeding industry. We asked you to contact the legislators who authored those bills expressing your appreciation for their support of our industry. We thank all of you who took the time to make contact with Sen. Kolkhorst, Sen. Buckingham, and Rep. Kuempel. If you have not yet contacted them, please do so now.
You can read more about the individual bills and the process required for each of them to pass at texasthoroughbred.com.
It is extremely important to let Senators Buckingham and Kolkhorst and Representative Kuempel know how much we appreciate their support of a better future for the Texas racing and breeding industry. Please take just a few minutes to write and send your letters today.
Thank you for taking action and we will continue to keep you informed about the progress of the bills.
WALK OF FAME
The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame would like to extend a chance to commemorate past and present stakes race winners in Texas. We’re kicking off a paver stone project we’ve dubbed “The Walk of Fame” to honor past and present stakes race winners that are owned, bred, raced, or standing in Texas. Owners and trainers can put their name on a piece of real estate at Retama Park Race Track in Selma, Texas and become a living part of the rich history of horse racing in Texas. For more info go to http://bit.ly/2nk2B7N.
TEXAS SUMMER YEARLING AND MIXED SALE
Consignment contracts for the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale were mailed this week. If you do not receive one, and would like to request one, please contact the TTA office at 512.458.6133 or download from ttasales.com/forms.
KUDOS TO LOPE TEXAS
The Shade Project is having an event at Ranch Austin on Derby Day for a fun-filled afternoon of friends, fundraising & fighting back against skin cancer as attendees cheer on “the most exciting two minutes in sports!” LOPE Texas will be bringing some of their retired racehorses for a meet and greet with guests. What a great way to share the experience of horses and racing with new people!
NOTES: The TTA Board of Directors will meet at 5pm on Monday, April 3 at Lone Star Park…The Texas Racing Commission will meet at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 11 in Austin…Live Thoroughbred racing at Lone Star Park begins Thursday, April 20.