News and Notes for August 23, 2019

Be sure to review the catalog for Monday’s Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at  Now is a great time to purchase a yearling to run for increased purses available in 2020.

Supplemental entries accepted to date are Hips 46, 106, 117, 118 and 119 which are included in the online catalog.

Buyer Applications and Authorized Agent forms are also available online.  Please be sure to submit all forms to the Sales office prior to the sale, which begins at 12:00 on August 26th.

The TTA office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 26 and 27 for staff to attend the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park.  If you need to reach us, please call the Sales Office at 972-237-4886.  The Sales Office fax is 972.237-5257.  Please do not fax anything to the TTA office after 12:00 noon on Friday, August 23rd.

Hall’s Family Trust’s homebred Thirsty Wildcat (Stay Thirsty – Imma Be a Wildcat) takes on 5 competitors in the $50,000 Evangeline Downs Prince Stakes for 2-year-olds going 6 furlongs on Saturday.  In his last out he was fractious in the gate, finishing 5th in the $65,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes on July 26th.  Trained by Danny Pish, he has odds of 9-2.

This weekend marks the conclusion of live racing for the year at Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

On Saturday, there are 10 races carded, with Thoroughbreds in 3 of them. 

Race 5 is an 870-yard mixed breed race with 4 Thoroughbreds in the field of 8.  Accredited Texas-bred Expect Royal (Littleexpectations – Royal Colonial) is the 2-1 favorite. The 6-year-old gelding was bred by Keith Asmussen and runs for Madelon Bradshaw.  He is trained by Sondra Roubion.

Race 6 is a 6-furlong Thoroughbred allowance for 3-year-olds with a field of 9.  At 3-1 is Jack With Seven (Too Much Bling – Foolish Girl), bred by the late Ed Few. The 5-year-old gelding is owned and trained by Sondra Roubion.

Bred by Tom Durant, Its Over Baby (Sing Baby Sing – Dixie Duet) is owned and trained by Karen Jacks.  The 6-year-old gelding has odds of 15-1.

Race 10 is the GCFA Texas Bred Stakes with a field of 8 3-year-olds going 7 furlongs.

The 2-1 favorite is Don’t Blame Dexter (My Golden Song – Don’t Blame Wayne). Bred by Three Feathers Farm, he is trained by Arnold Herrera for Jose R. Alvarez. He won the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes here on July 20th.

Stakes-placed Gold Buyer (My Golden Song – Most Magic) was bred by Douglas Scharbauer and now runs for Mike Powers.  Gold Buyer finished second to Mr Money Bags in the $65,000 Stymie Division of the Clarence Scharbauer Jr.Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star on June 1.  He is trained by Tracy Norris and has odds of 5-2.

Karl Broberg will send out 3-1 Sophisticatedbling (Too Much Bling – Sophisticated Gal) for End Zone Athletics, Inc. Bred by Danele Durham, he last won at Retama Park on August 20th.

Completing the field are 15-1 Gottherightonebaby, 20-1 Crazy Ivan, 5-1 Seven Violets, 20-1 Justas Loud, and 15-1 Angies Bling.

On Sunday, race 6 is a 4-furlong mixed breed claimer with 2 Thoroughbreds in the field of 7.

Jose Uriegas Jr. will saddle Jamars Golddigger (Memories Last – Gold Digging Toni) for Basilio Lozano.  He was bred by James Isom and has odds of 15-1.

Alvin Francis Jr. will send out Sylvia Zamora’s homebred Zmor Aristocat (Drums of Thunder – Mak’s Cat).  He has odds of 5-1.

The TTA Nominating Committee will be accepting names of eligible TTA members until September 6th for candidates to run for 3-year terms (January 2020 – December 2022) on the TTA Board of Directors.  Five at-large directors will be elected statewide as well as regional directors to represent the North Central and West regions of Texas. You may submit nominees to any member of the Nominating Committee or to the TTA executive director. Nominating Committee members are: John Adger, Corey Johnsen, Phil Leckinger, Brant Schafer, Doug Smith, Bill Tracy and Henry Witt, Jr.

NOTES: The TTA Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, August 25th at Lone Star Park… The Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Gala is scheduled for Friday, September 6th at Retama Park… The Texas Racing Commission will meet in Austin on Tuesday,