A filly by Our Emblem and a colt by Always Fair turned in the fastest eighth of a mile works Sunday during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton and Texas Thoroughbred Association's sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both covered the distance in :10.Consigned by Benchmark Training Center, agent, the Our Emblem filly was produced from the stakes-placed Rich Cream mare Choice Comment and is a half-sister to stakes winner Rideouts Patton (by Patton). Consigned by James Layden, agent, the Always Fair colt was produced from unraced Majestic Shore mare Hayle's Princess.The fastest time for a quarter mile work, :21 2/5, was turned in by an Our Emblem colt and a filly from the first crop of Wild Rush. Both are consigned by Leprechaun Racing, agent. The Our Emblem colt was produced from the winning Westheimer mare Chimmy Rock. The Wild Rush filly was produced from the winning With Approval mare Happy Approval.Senor Sanch, a colt by Pancho Villa, turned in the fastest three-furlong work, covering the distance in :35 1/5. Consigned by Pike Racing, agent, he was produced from the winning Lucence mare Love Lucy.The sale is scheduled for Tuesday at Lone Star Park.
Bolstered by the revival of racing in Oklahoma and the continued increases in purses in Louisiana, there is “guarded optimism” among Texas breeders and sales company officials on the eve of the Texas summer yearling sale.