News and Notes for June 28, 2019

If you have been procrastinating, please send in your consignment ASAP for the August 26 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale at Lone Star Park.  Due to the recently passed legislation, your Texas-breds have become more valuable – so don’t miss this opportunity!

Consignment forms are available at

The next Roses to Ribbons Old-Fashioned Horse Fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 at Lone Star Park, with available horses being shown in the Paddock at 10:30am.

This is an opportunity to showcase Thoroughbred horses that need to come off the track and be rehomed to start new careers. such as dressage, trail riding, barrel racing, polo, etc. Attendees are looking for horses to retrain for new careers in various disciplines such as dressage, trail riding, barrel racing, polo, etc.

This is not an auction! Private sales will be negotiated between buyers and sellers.

Minimal preparation is required for the Roses to Ribbons event. Horses will be presented walking in hand in the paddock. Prospective buyers will view all available horses. Veterinary history and evaluation of your horse’s demeanor and personality will be helpful for buyers wanting to make an informed decision.

The Roses to Ribbons Old Time Horse Fair is an opportunity to showcase your special Thoroughbred! Interested? Contact Tracy Sheffield 512.395.5314 OR

NOTES: The TTA office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th…Live racing returns to Gillespie County Fair on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7th…Videos are now available from American Horse Council’s 2019 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. They can be viewed at…Ever wondered how black type status is determined?  Check out the criteria at