News and Notes for June 15, 2018

Will Kari’s homebred stakes winner She’s Pretty Lucky (Lookin at Lucky – Pretty Amusing) is in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Regret Stakes (Gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies going a mile and one-eighth on the turf at Churchill on Saturday.  She was a $42,000 RNA from the 2016 Texas Yearling and Mixed Sale, and has gone on to have a career record of 7-3-0-1 with $109,842 in earnings.  Trained by Eddie Kenneally, she won an allowance optional claiming race at a mile and 1/16 on the dirt at Churchill on May 4th. The morning line has her at 10/1.

There is still time to register to attend the TTA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd at Lone Star Park.

The following horses and their connections will be honored during the luncheon for their success in 2017:

2-Year-Old Filly: Patrona Margarita (by Special Rate) • Owner/Breeder: Craig D. Upham
2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: Redatory (by Oratory) • Owner/Breeder: James Wessel
3-Year-Old Filly: Kat’s Infatuation (by Silver City) • Owner/Breeder: Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch
3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: Durocher (by Niagara Causeway) • Owner: Sterling Racing LLC, John Herzberg and Michelle Allan • Breeder: La Bahia Stud Inc.
Older Filly/Mare: Zippit E (by My Golden Song) • Owner/Breeder: Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch
Horse of the Year and Older Horse: Texas Chrome (by Grasshopper) • Owner: Keene Thoroughbreds LLC • Breeder: Craig Upham
Champion Claimer: Kissthatbabygoodby (by Sing Baby Sing) Owner: N 2 Win Racing, Breeder: Tom Durant
Champion Broodmare: Margarita Mistress

The $50,000 Lane’s End – Danny Shifflett Scholarship Stakes is the feature race that day, and attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of live and silent auction items to benefit the Texas Thoroughbred Educational Fund and The Paddock Foundation.

We are taking consignments for the 2018 Texas Yearling and Mixed Sale to be conducted in the Texas Thoroughbred Pavilion at Lone Star Park on Monday, August 27. Consignment forms are available at or by calling the TTA office at 512.458.6133.

On Sunday, August 26, there will be an Owner’s Seminar at 10:30am and a Pre-Sale Party that evening at 6:00pm.

Please note: On July 4th, the TTA will be moving to a new location.  Our new address will be 192 Cimarron Park Loop, Suite A, Buda, TX 78610.  Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same.