News and Notes for May 17, 2019

Best of luck to Eclipse Award Winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who has the following horses in stakes on Preakness day:

Tone Broke (ON) in the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes; War Film (KY) in the $100,000 James W. Murphy S., New York Central (KY) in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint S., Pyron (KY) in the $200,000 (G3) Chick Lang S., and Laughing Fox (KY) in the $1,500,000 (G1) Preakness Stakes.

As we get ready for this weekend’s Preakness Stakes, take a look back at Texas-bred 1946 Triple Crown Winner Assault’s victories here:

NOTES: A meeting of the TRC Rules Committee and Ad Hoc Finance Committee is scheduled for Monday, May 20 in Austin…The deadline to accredit foals of 2018 for a fee of $75 (TTA member rate) is May 31.  Contact Jennifer Gibbs at 512.458.6133 or with any questions. House Bill 2463 (purse bill) has been unanimously voted out of Senate Committee and will be headed to the Senate floor soon  – stay tuned for updates!