Keyword: Texas Thoroughbred Association

  • Hip 31, a Redding Colliery colt posted the fastest time of :10.1

    Texas Juvenile Sale 'Bigger and Better'

    Following a one-day delay in the under tack show due to inclement weather, the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s sale of 2-year-olds in training remains on track for April 4, with an amended starting time.

  • Hip 40 by Too Much Bling was the sale topper

    Texas 2-Year-Old Sale Topped by Filly

    A Texas-bred daughter of Too Much Bling was purchased by Danny Keene for $95,000 to top the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale conducted by the Texas Thoroughbred Association April 4 at Lone Star Park.

  • Fewer Horses, But Same Quality at Texas Sale

    Although the number of horses cataloged is down this year from last at the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale that will be held April 4, sales director Tim Boyce said the auction will still likely have as many quality horses.

  • Texas Sale Catalogs 85 Juveniles

    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.

  • TTA to Conduct 2-Year-Old Sale in April

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced the establishment of a 2-year-olds in training sale to be held in April at Lone Star Park. The auction will be similar to the one held by Fasig-Tipton Texas in previous years.

  • TTA to Honor Kieffer, Two Others

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association will honor three horsemen with the T.I. "Pops" Harkins Award for lifetime achievement during its annual meeting and awards banquet June 20 at Lone Star Park.

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    Fiftyshadesofgold Named Texas Horse of Year

    Fiftyshadesofgold has been named the 2014 Texas Horse of the Year as well as the state's champion 3-year-old filly, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced Jan. 21.

  • Historical Racing Machines

    Historical Racing Dealt Setback in Texas

    A Texas district judge ruled Nov. 10 that the Texas Racing Commission exceeded its authority when it approved rules allowing the state's horse and dog racing tracks to install historical racing machines.

  • F-T Texas Yearling Sale Moved to Oct. 13

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale has been moved to Oct. 13 from its originally scheduled date of Aug. 25, to be held at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park near Dallas.

  • Rachel Alexandra was  prepared for racing by Texas horseman Ed Dodwell and his wife, Caroline.

    Texas Horseman Ed Dodwell Dies

    Texas horseman Ed Dodwell, who with his wife, Caroline, prepared Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra for racing, died June 17 at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, Texas, as a result of a heart attack.

  • Lone Star Park

    TTA Board Supports Lone Star Transfer

    The Board of Directors of the Texas Thoroughbred Association has passed a resolution in support of an ownership transfer of Lone Star Park from Magna Entertainment Corp. to Global Gaming, it was announced in a press release.

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    2011 Racing Dates Approved in Texas

    The Texas Racing Commission has approved a 2011 racing calendar that includes more than a three-month gap during which Texas horsemen will need to ship their horses outside state lines if they want to run.

  • No VLTs, But Task Force Offers Hope in Texas

    Once again, the Texas legislature concluded its biannual session without passing a bill to legalize video lottery terminal at the state's racetracks. But the potential for a task force on the racing industry offers some hope for assistance.

  • Texas 2008 Champions Announced

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association honored its top performers of 2008 at its annual Horse Racing/Breeding Conference and Annual Meeting in Dallas Jan. 9-10. The winner of the prestigious T.I. "Pops" Harkins award went to John Adger, racing manager of Bob and Janice McNair's Stonerside, which was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley last year.

  • Hurricane Damage Stymies Houston Meet

    The 2008-09 Sam Houston Race Park meet probably won't make its Nov. 28 start date given extensive damage sustained by the track during Hurricane Ike, according to chief operating officer Andrea Young. Officials in Texas are studying alternatives should that be the case.

  • Texas HORSE Seeks Support, Legislation

    Texas Thoroughbred Association executive director David Hooper addressed the Greater Houston Horse Council July 21 in an effort to garner support for a new breed coalition, Texas Horse Organizations for Racing, Showing and Eventing, which is known as Texas HORSE.

  • Five-time stakes winner Mystery Classic has been named the 2007 Texas Horse of the Year.

    Mystery Classic Named Texas' Best

    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.

  • Texas Panel OKs 2008 Breed Splits

    The Texas Racing Commission approved 2008 breed splits for horses and discussed the closure of one of the state's three Greyhound tracks during its Nov. 27 meeting.

  • 'Guarded Optimism' on Eve of Texas Yearling Sale

    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 Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale.

  • Rich Elected President of TTA

    Dr. Jacquelyn (Jackie) Rich was elected president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. The board also elected three other new officers: Mark Cornett, first vice president; Dr. Ken Quirk, second vice president; and Sherry Raska, secretary-treasurer. John Adger, Bill Clifton, and Gene Palmieri were chosen to fill at-large positions on the executive committee.

  • Dixie Meister Named 2006 Texas Horse of the Year

    Dixie Meister, a grade II stakes winner who earned $287,210 last year, will be honored as the 2006 Texas Horse of the Year and champion older horse by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

  • Dodwell, Hayes to be Honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

    Ed Dodwell, owner of the Texas-based Diamond D Ranch training centers, and Dr. Katie Hayes, an equine veterinarian from Denison, Texas, will be honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association at its annual conference and awards banquet Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

  • Jack Knowlton to be Keynote Speaker at TTA Banquet

    Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's 2007 annual conference and awards banquet. The event is set for Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.