John Pierce's homebred Mystery Classic, a winner of five consecutive stakes last year, will be honored as the 2007 Texas Horse of the Year and champion older horse by the Texas Thoroughbred Association. Mystery Classic is trained by Robert Schultz.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2005
- TX -Bred
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Luis S. Quinonez|
|Owner||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable|
|Breeder||Bullard Farms & Little Brother Farm|
|Valid Lilly View Five-Cross Pedigree||Valid Expectations||Valid Appeal|
|Live Wire Lil||Geiger Counter|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($27,000)|
|Yearling||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable||Lane's End Texas, agent||$41,000|
|Broodmare||Tim O'Toole||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$35,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Texas-breds will take the spotlight at Sam Houston Race Park Dec. 1 for the track's annual Texas Champion Day program, which features eight restricted stakes worth more than $500,000.
Two-year-old gelding Gold Coyote stole the show on Lone Star Park's seventh annual "Stars of Texas" program with a jaw-dropping 10-length romp over Spark Plug in the $125,000 Staunch Avenger division of the Texas Stallion Stakes Saturday.