News and Notes for February 15, 2019

The TTA online auction of 2019 stallion breedings is closed, but there are several breedings still available for purchase at the minimum stated bid on a first come, first served basis.

The list includes: Allstar Dancer, $500; Betelo, $500; Bug a Boo Ben, $600; Class Warfare, $600; Final Row; $500; Intimidator, $500; Live In Joy, $500; Moro Tap, $2500; Real Quiet Cat, $600; Shermanesque, $500; Song of the Sword, $500; Spellbinder, $900; and Strong Contender, $900.

Contact Mary Ruyle at 512.458.6133 for more information.

Is your name on this list of breeders and owners who have earned money through the Accredited Texas-Bred Program for 2017 racing?

For various reasons, the TTA has been unable to pay the individuals listed below. Usually the problem is very simple to correct. Perhaps a transfer form was never completed when you purchased your money-earning Texas Thoroughbred, or maybe you have moved and forgotten to tell us.

Please call the TTA’s Accreditation Department at (512) 458-6133 so we can complete your paperwork—and so you can collect your ATB earnings:

Courtney Barousse; Candy Courtemanche; Richard E. Craig; Teodoro Delgado-Muriel; Bob Glasgow and Ray Shannon; Reggie Hickerson; Ila Faye Jarvis; Raymundo Juarez; Magnolia Racing Stable and Jim Ward; Dan Pish and Richard Mays, DVM; Shadowlands Farms LLC; and Thomas D. Tiller.

FREE WEBINAR: KEY FEDERAL TAX REFORM ITEMS FOR HORSE AND FARM OWNERS Dean Dorton, one of the largest CPA firms based in Kentucky and supporting partner of the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, is teaming with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) to host a webinar February 21 from 1 – 2pm EST focusing on key federal tax reform items for horse and farm owners.

“The NTRA is pleased to collaborate with Dean Dorton to offer this special tax webinar for the horse racing and breeding industry,” said Alex Waldrop, President and CEO of the NTRA. “Last year’s sweeping federal tax reform legislation was the first of its kind in more than 30 years and is full of changes best explained by the experienced equine tax accountants at Dean Dorton.”

Among the topics slated to be covered during the webinar include:

Positive tax reforms related to federal accelerated expensing of asset purchases, tax measures that remain status quo, and changes that require a cautionary approach from taxpayers.

To pre-register or join the webinar, go to

NOTES: Congrats to Bret Calhoun who reached his 3,000th win on February 10th…The Jockey Club’s 2019 editions of the Fact Books, which feature detailed breeding, racing and auction sales information specific to numerous states, Canadian provinces, and Puerto Rico, are available in the resources section at The State Fact Books are updated monthly.