News and Notes for August 16, 2019

It’s that time of year again! The annual Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala for 2019 is scheduled for Friday, September 6th at 5 PM at Retama Park Racetrack in the Showplace Pavillion.

Inductees this year include Johnny Cox, Bob & Janice McNair, Ted Keefer, Keith & Marilyn Asmussen, John Adger and horses Streakin Six and Alysheba.

The honorees have contributed a wealth of experience and accomplished great things for the state of Texas.

For tickets to the event contact Ryan Grammer at 210-651-7045 or email to Corporate sponsorship and table sponsorship opportunities are available; inquire for details.

ATB awards checks for the Thoroughbred meet at Lone Star Park mailed on Wednesday.

Award amounts are based on the amount of Accredited Texas-Bred award monies available for the pay period divided by the purse money earned (PME) by accredited Texas-breds finishing first, second or third in any race at this track.

Based on this formula, award totals were calculated as follows:
Breeder Awards: 7.87636% of 1st/2nd/3rd PME
Owner Awards: 7.98752% of 1st/2nd/3rd PME
Stallion Awards: 5.42710% of 1st/2nd/3rd PME

The total amount of awards paid out for Owner, Breeder and Stallion Owner Awards for this period of racing at Lone Star Park is $437,872.97. By law, 40% ($175,149.19) is paid for Breeders Awards, 40% ($175,149.19) is paid for Owners Awards and 20% ($87,574.59) for Stallion Owner Awards.

Please note that for awards calculation purposes, all individual purses are capped at $75,000.00. There are no ATB Owners Incentive Awards paid on restricted stakes, as the purse already contains added money from the ATB Program.

Also, if an ATB horse placed first, second or third in an open company race during this meet, owners will receive an Owner’s Bonus award totaling 17.12592% of purse money earned.

The first 25% of total ATB Awards is allocated to the Owner Bonus Fund, which equates to $162,624.31 for this meet.

NOTES: Watch for these Steve Asmussen-trained horses in upcoming stakes: 8-1 Tenfold (KY) in the $1-million Gr. 1 Pacific Classic; 6-1 Lady Apple (KY) in the $600,000  Gr. 1 Alabama Saratoga; 5-2 Tone Broke (KY) in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine; 9-5 Rowdy Yates (OK) in the $100,000 Ellis Park Juvenile S.; 5-1 Green Destiny (KY) and 8-1 Milli Starr (KY) (owned by TTA Life Member and Director Susan Moulton) in the $100,000 Ellis Park Debutante S…Also in the Debutante is 10-1 Spitefulness (KY) owned in partnership by TTA member Mark Martinez’ Agave Racing Stable and Rockin Robin Stable. Good luck to all!