News and Notes for October 21, 2016

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ATB’S IN WEEKEND STAKES
Bling on the Music (Too Much Bling – Soft Music) is the 2/1 favorite in the field of 7 for today’s $100,000 My Trusty Cat Stakes at Delta Downs for 2-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs. W. S. Farish bred the graded stakes-placed filly who clocked the fastest breeze time in the April Texas Two-Year-Old Sale.  She was also the sale topper, purchased for $95,000 by Keene Thoroughbreds LLC from the consignment of Asmussen Horse Center. Trained by J. R. Caldwell, Bling on the Music is coming off a 3rd place finish in the $200,000 Gr. 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs on September 17th.  She has accumulated over $148,000 in earnings with a record of 4-3-0-1.

ONLINE AUCTION OF 2017 STALLION SEASONS NOW OPEN
The Texas Thoroughbred Association is pleased to announce that, through the generosity of many stallion owners, we are able to offer breeding seasons for 2017 at a special price in the TTA Online Stallion Season Auction.

To date, there are seasons available to Congaree, Crossbow, Early Flyer, Expect a Lot, Grasshopper, Intimidator, Jet Phone, Littleexpectations, Mr Besilu, My Golden Song, Orderly, Stonesider, The Hunk, and Too Much Bling.

The first round of internet bidding for the auction is now open, with a deadline of 5pm Central time on Thursday, November 3rd.  To place your bid, go to http://texasthoroughbred.com/stallion-register/online-stallion-auction/

More seasons are expected to be added, so be sure to check back often.

If you have any questions, contact Mary in the TTA office at 512.458.6133.

TTEF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Are you a current TTA member and parent or guardian of a high school senior? Did you know that scholarships are available from the Texas Thoroughbred Educational Fund?

Applications are now available, with a receipt deadline of February 15, 2017. Contact Mary Ruyle in the TTA office for details: 512.458.6133.

2017 TEXAS TWO-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE
Consignment forms for the 2017 Texas Two-Year-Old in Training Sale will be mailing soon, with a closing date of January 16, 2017.  The under-tack show will be on Sunday, April 2 with the sale scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 in the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

NOTES: The TTA wishes Texas Chrome all the best as he prepares for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile!