Texas Sale Catalogs 85 Juveniles

Auction set for April 4 will include a horses of racing age section.

The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in concert with Lone Star Park, has cataloged 85 juveniles for the Texas 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale April 4.

The Monday sale will be held in the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion at Lone Star in Grand Prairie beginning at noon. The under tack show will be held April 2 and will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on the main track.

The horses of racing age session will follow the 2-year-olds with a supplement of those horses available closer to the sale date, officials said.

"We have a lot of solid pedigrees this year, top to bottom," sales director Tim Boyce said. "What we may lack in overall numbers we have gotten back in quality."

Included in the catalog are horses by sires such as Afleet Alex , Awesome Again , Broken Vow , Haynesfield, Henny Hughes, Scat Daddy, and The Factor , as well as regional leaders like Early Flyer, Euroears, Grasshopper , Intimidator, Mr. Nightlinger, My Golden Song , Special Rate, Too Much Bling , Yankee Gentleman , and Valid Expectations.

"Some of the younger sires are going to be exciting as well this year," Boyce said. "Horsemen are liking freshmen sires Tapizar  and Gemologist  and locally, Redding Colliery."

All horses that pass through the ring are eligible for the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity, which was formerly known as the TTA Sales Futurity but will be run with changes to the eligibility requirements this year. The race will be run this summer at Lone Star with divisions for fillies and males with estimated purses of $100,000.

"We are especially pleased to once again conduct this sale at Lone Star Park as a service to our members," TTA executive director Mary Ruyle said.

The online catalog can be accessed at texasthoroughbred.com/tta-races and the equineline.com app. Paper catalogs can be ordered by calling 512-458-6133 or 972-523-0332.