News and Notes for July 26, 2019

There are two Accredited Texas-breds entered in a field of 7 for the $65,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes for 2-year-olds going 6 furlongs at Prairie Meadows today.

Eclipse award winning trainer Steve Asmussen will send out 2-1 favorite Bubba Bling (Too Much Bling – My Silver Song) bred by James Wessel.  Owned by Darren Fleming, the colt broke his maiden on June 22 at Churchill Downs.

Thirsty Wildcat (Stay Thirsty – Imma Be a Wildcat) is a Hall’s Family Trust homebred trained by Danny Pish.  The colt won his first out at Lone Star Park on June 27th and has odds of 6-1.  

Nearly 100 horses have been consigned to the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, and the sale catalog is now online. The auction is set for Monday, August 26, at 12 noon at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park. The sale is jointly sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park.

The yearling portion of the sale will feature offspring of leading Southwest sires Astrology, Custom for Carlos, Half Ours, Songandaprayer, Star Guitar and Too Much Bling along with the first crop of yearlings by Grade 1 winner Bradester. Among the national stallions represented are First Samurai, Goldencents, Maclean’s Music and Overanalyze.

This will be the first sale since the passage of legislation in Texas that is expected to add as much as $25 million annually to purses, state-bred incentives and other programs to benefit the horse industry in the state.

“The Southwest region is even stronger now that the Texas racing and breeding industry should be revitalized by recent legislation,” said Sales Director Tim Boyce. “We have a strong group of Texas-breds in this sale for those looking to jump in on a program ready to trend up, and we also have solid representation from Oklahoma and Louisiana for those looking to participate in those programs.”

The yearling session will be immediately followed by a mixed session with broodmares and horses of racing age.

For more information and to view the catalog, go to

The Jockey Club reminds stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2019 breeding season by August 1.

“To ensure that the breeding statistics we release in the fall are as accurate as possible, we request that RMBs be submitted by August 1,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.

In addition, stallion managers who submit completed RMBs by August 1 are among the first to receive their Stallion Service Certificates, which facilitates the timely registration of 2020 foals.

Reports of Mares Bred may be submitted via Interactive Registration at or a form is available by email, fax, or mail by contacting

When you submit the Report for Texas stallions, please select the option to print a copy to send to the TTA office via email to, fax to 512.453.5919 or mail to 192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A, Buda, TX 78610.

NOTES: Congrats to the leaders for the recently concluded Thoroughbred meet at Lone Star Park: Jockey: Iram Vargas Diego; Owner: End Zone Athletics, Inc.; and Trainer: Karl Broberg…Live Thoroughbred racing returns to Retama Park next week with 9 races scheduled each day for Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31st.  Post time is 7:30pm…We expect to pay ATB awards for the Lone Star meet by mid-August.