TEXAS THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION’S TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING SALE TUESDAY AT LONE STAR PARK

For Future Release
Friday, March 31, 2017

 Under-Tack Show Sunday

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Friday, March 31, 2017) -- Have you ever thought about owning your own racehorse? This could be the perfect opportunity!  The Texas Thoroughbred Association has catalogued more than 100 horses for the second annual Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Lone Star Park.  

The sale will begin Tuesday, April 4, in the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion at Lone Star Park at 12 p.m. An under-tack show previewing the prospects will begin Sunday, April 2, at 11 a.m.

“The catalogue has been well received with a record amount of requests,” said Tim Boyce, Texas Thoroughbred Association’s Sales Director. “After having seen the consignments train in the morning I am confident buyers who come will be pleased with what they see. This has been a great sale for ‘Diamond in the rough’ finds and the sales past average has been a good entry level for most new owners.”

Among the stakes-winning graduates of the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale is 2016 sale topper Bling On the Music. She has earned a total of $153,082, with wins in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star Park and the Gold Rush Futurity at Arapahoe Park. She posted a 3rd place finish in the Grade 2 Pocahontas at Churchill Downs. Another 2016 graduate, Country Candy has earned $124,480 with wins in the Princess Stakes at Evangeline Downs and the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park.

Horses that pass through the sales ring Tuesday are eligible to be nominated to one of two lucrative Lone Star Park stakes races. Both divisions of the $100,000-estimated Texas Thoroughbred Futurity will be run at five furlongs on July 22. 

Videos for the under tack show will be posted online again this year at ttasales.com and an enhanced, interactive online catalog will be available allowing consignors to showcase their offerings with additional photos, videos and information.

Supplements are still being taken for the sale, and additional consignments will be announced.

For further information, contact Tim Boyce at (972) 523-0332 or visit ttasales.com.

 

Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, a Class I racetrack operated by Texas Partners LSP and GG LSP. The track offers a 50-day 2017 Thoroughbred Season, which opens Thursday, April 20 and concludes on Sunday, July 30.  Live racing will be held three days a week, Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (except Triple Crown Days May 6, May 20 & June 10 which have a 1:35 p.m. start) and Sundays at 2:35 p.m. Live racing will be held on select Thursdays at 6:35 p.m. (April 20, June 15 & July 27). The racing program on Memorial Day, May 29, will start at 2:35 p.m. A special twilight program will be held at 5:00 p.m. both on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 (Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration). For more information on Lone Star Park visit LoneStarPark.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lone Star Park is also home to the multi-million dollar simulcast racebook, sports bar and event venue, Bar & Book. The 36,000 square foot venue is open to the public 363 days a year.

Global Gaming Solutions, LLC (GGS), is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation with a primary business focus of pursuing entertainment, gaming and racing related opportunities in emerging jurisdictions in the United States and overseas as well as acquisition of regional gaming and entertainment assets. GGS LLC is the parent company of GG RP, which owns Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK and GG LSP, which owns a significant stake in Lone Star Park. GG LSP is the track operator who owns the license to operate Lone Star Park and leases the property from the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation.

  

 

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