We want to remind you that TTA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 14th at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. We look forward to meeting new friends, renewing acquaintances and enjoying some great Texas racing, including the 3rd annual renewal of the Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes.
Invitations were mailed several days ago, and a copy can be found by clicking here. Registration deadline for the awards dinner is June 2nd.
As the host hotel for the TTA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, The Hyatt Place Dallas/Arlington located at 2380 E. Road to Six Flags St. in Arlington is offering a special Texas Thoroughbred group rate of $112. To take advantage of this special pricing, please make your reservations by May 13 by calling 817.649.7676 or 888.429.8847.
During the awards ceremonies, the Texas Champion “Horse of the Year” and the owners and breeders of the champions of each racing division will be honored, along with the recipients of the Allen Bogan Memorial Award for TTA Member of the Year and the T. I. “Pops” Harkins Award for Lifetime Achievement. Current Texas Thoroughbred Educational Fund scholarship recipients will be introduced, along with an update on the activities of The Paddock Foundation, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the lifelong welfare of the Thoroughbred horse.
Here are the 2013 champions:
Texas Horse of the Year and 3-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: Worldventurer, Breeder: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., Owners: Wesley Melcher and Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd., Sired by Wimbledon (Valor Farm)
2-Year-Old Filly: Fiftyshadesofgold, Breeder/Owner: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., Sired by My Golden Song (Valor Farm)
2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding: Time Iz Flyin, Breeder: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., Owner: Danny Keene; Sired by Early Flyer (Valor Farm)
3-Year-Old Filly: Tastefullyxcessive, Breeder/Owner: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., Sired by Early Flyer (Valor Farm)
Older Filly/Mare: Lasting Bubbles, Breeder/Owner: Judy Peek, Sired by Pulling Punches
Older Horse: Ol Winedrinker Who, Breeders/Owners: Sam E. and Sammy L. Stevens, Sired by Sligo Bay (Ire)
Broodmare of the Year: Better Than Most (Dam of Worldventurer), Owned by Clarence Scharbauer Jr.
Texas Champion Claimer: Midland Man, Breeder: Clarence Scharbauer Jr., Owner: Ronald Ellerbee, sired by Early Flyer (Valor Farm).