News and Notes for October 26, 2018

Right Lane Lukasz (Temple City – Wrenice) will compete in a field of 6 for the $50,000 Veterans Stakes for 3-year-olds and up going a mile and a sixteenth at Zia Park on October 29th.

The stakes placed 4-year-old gelding was bred by Stewart Hamblen and now runs for Tom Thurman.  Right Lane Lukasz has a career record of 22-3-7-6 with $78,536 in earnings and has odds of 20-1.

On October 30th, David L. Davis’ homebred multiple stakes winner A M Milky Way (Elusive Bluff – Actress E) will run in the $50,000 Roadrunner Stakes for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs at Zia.  Given odds of 15-1, the 6-year-old gelding has a career record of 30-8-2-2 with $272,870 in earnings.

Officials for Sam Houston Race Park have announced that the backside will open on Monday, December 19th with training to begin on Monday, December 26thStall applications are due by Tuesday, November 6th.  Condition books, stakes books, and stall applications are available at  If you would like to be mailed a condition book, contact the racing office at 281.807.8780.

The Texas Thoroughbred Association Online Stallion Season Auction is now open and new stallions have been added. Thanks to the generosity of stallion owners across the region, you have the opportunity to purchase 2019 breeding seasons at special prices while at the same time helping the TTA’s Political Action Committee, General Fund, Texas Thoroughbred Educational Fund or Paddock Foundation. Bidding closes on November 8 at 5 p.m. Central. See a list of available stallions and place your bid at…/online-stallion-auction/.

NOTES: Ballots for the TTA Board of Directors election will be in the mail by November 1st…Nomination forms for the Texas Stallion Stakes and Texas Thoroughbred Futurity will mail by mid-November…2015 Texas Horse of the Year and Texas-bred millionaire Ivan Fallunovalot is now settling into his new home at Old Friends…Penn National Gaming and Pinnacle Entertainment have announced the completion of their merger…Two Accredited Texas-bred colts sold from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent VII in the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale for $57,000 each.  Bred by Keith Asmussen, both were sired by Maclean’s Music.  Hip 512 is out of Fearless Wildcat and Hip 1457 is out of Tiffany Royal.