2017 TEXAS SUMMER YEARLING AND MIXED SALE CATALOG AVAILABLE ONLINE
The full PDF catalog for the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale is now online at http://www.ttasales.com/yearling-sale/ with print catalogs to be mailed by the end of next week. The catalog includes a total of 138 head with 106 yearlings, nine weanlings, 21 broodmares and two horses of racing age. An addendum with additional consignments is also expected.
NEW ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR TEXAS THOROUGHBRED SALES FUTURITY
Any foal of 2015 that passes thorough the ring in the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale or is consigned to and subsequently passes through the ring at the 2017 Texas 2-Year-Old In Training Sale at Lone Star Park will become eligible for nomination and sustainment to the appropriate division of the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity.
For every horse that passed through the ring at the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, each consignor and each buyer will receive a non-transferable berth into either division of the race. Any Thoroughbred foal of 2015 is eligible to be sold in the sales and nominated to the Futurity. Additional berths must be filled with an Accredited Texas-bred Thoroughbred foal of 2015 that did not pass through the ring at the 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale by the December 31, 2016 nomination deadline. Once a designated horse is nominated to fill a berth, ownership of that horse may be transferred with the horse still remaining eligible for the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity. Total payment to start in the 2017 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity shall be no less than $2,250 per horse.
Horses filling consignor berths and buyer berths must be designated at the time the December 31, 2016 nomination payment is made. Berths are non-transferable and must be filled with an Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015. There are no provisions covering substitution of a designated horse.
Consignor berths are for the owner of the selling horse at the time of the sale. Buyer berths are for the purchaser of the selling horse whose name the horse is transferred to at the time of sale.
If you have an Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 that is NOT consigned to the Texas Thoroughbred Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale and you would like to nominate that horse to the Futurity, you have two options:
• Purchase a horse (weanling, yearling, broodmare, horse of racing age, etc.) from the August 29, 2016 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, and use the Buyer Berth to nominate that Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 to the race, OR
• Consign that Accredited Texas-bred foal of 2015 to the 2017 Texas Two-Year-Old In Training Sale.
REPORTS OF MARES BRED DUE AUGUST 1
The Jockey Club would like to remind stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred for the 2016 breeding season by August 1.
“We ask that RMBs be submitted by August 1 to enable us to provide the most comprehensive breeding statistics possible to industry stakeholders,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.
Iuliano noted that stallion managers who submit their RMBs by August 1 are among the first to receive their Stallion Service Certificates, which expedites the timely registration of 2017 foals.
Reports of Mares Bred may be submitted via interactive registration at registry.jockeyclub.com, or a form is available by email, fax, or mail by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all Accredited Texas stallions, a copy of the Report of Mares Bred should be sent to the TTA office. If you file your Report of Mares Bred electronically, you have the opportunity to print the report before filing so that you may make a copy to send to TTA.
TEXAS-BRED STYMIE ADDED TO HOOFPRINTS WALK OF FAME AT SARATOGA
Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hoofprints Walk of Fame was installed outside the clubhouse gates to Saratoga Race Course in 2013 in conjunction with the sesquicentennial celebration of the first organized race meeting in Saratoga Springs.The Hoofprints Walk of Fame honors the most prolific and notable horses to compete at Saratoga Race Course during its illustrious history.
Stymie, bred in Texas by Max Hirsch and campaigned by Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs, made 131 starts in his career, including five at Saratoga as a 5-year-old in 1946 within 26 days. He won the Whitney Handicap at 1 ¼ miles – conceding 17 pounds to the runner-up – and the Saratoga Cup at 1 ¾ miles, the latter in a walkover. When he retired from the track in 1949 his earnings of $918,485 made him the richest racehorse of all-time.
NOTES: Condition books for the 2016 Retama Park Thoroughbred meet are available online at http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbHorsemenAreaDownloadAction.cfm?sn=CB-RET-20160902-20161126D.