In an effort to gather information on the reasons that horses nominated to the Texas Stallion Stake Series fail to run in one or more of the races, the following letter was recently sent out to the owners of nominated horses:
I’m contacting you because you have one or more horses nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes Series. In the past few years, field size has become a problem in some of the Texas Stallion Stakes races. Field sizes of 6 and 7 do not make a compelling race to bet, and that has to be a consideration for the tracks. The number of horses nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes has never been below 200 for a series and TTA would like to get a better understanding of why the number of horses entered in these races isn’t higher. Please take a few minutes to check any boxes below that apply, then use the space provided below to give us any more thoughts on this matter. Write your name in the space provided.
__ My horse died or was sold
__ My horse has just not been ready at the right time
__ I believe the race distances should be reconsidered (shortened/lengthened) explain below
__ I’d prefer to include a turf race
For a 3 race series, pick a total of 3 (write 1, 2 3 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd races):
2YO race: Summer ___ Fall ____
3YO race: Early Spring ___ Summer ___ Fall ___
4YO race Early Spring ___ Summer ___ Fall ___
____________________________________ (write your name here)
Thank you for your input. You may return these by mail or fax to the address or number below, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4009 Banister Lane, Ste. 230 * Austin, TX 78704
Phone 512.458.6133 * Fax 512.453.5919