TTA Adds Mixed Session to Yearling Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association will add a mixed session to its summer yearling sale scheduled Aug. 29 at Lone Star Park.

It will be the second auction held by the TTA, which in April offered its 2-year-olds in training sale at Lone Star. Fasig-Tipton formerly managed the Texas sales in partnership with the TTA and Lone Star.

“We’ve already seen strong interest from around the region since we announced the yearling sale, and the addition of a mixed session should only increase participation from both buyers and consignors,” TTA executive director Mary Ruyle said in a release. “We are thrilled to be working with Lone Star Park on this venture and to have Tim Boyce directing our sales.

“With a central location in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and a top-notch sales pavilion at Lone Star Park, we expect our sales to remain a leader in the Southwest.”

The average for the April 2-year-olds in training sale was up 5% compared with the last auction held by Fasig-Tipton, while the buy-back rate dropped to just under 20% from 33%, officials said.

The entry deadline for the yearling and mixed sessions is June 6. The TTA has mailed consignment forms, and they are also available on a new website (www.ttasales.com) dedicated to the organization’s auctions.