The Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale will be held Apr. 3, 2020, at Lone Star Park. The date was originally set for Mar. 31 but has been pushed back to better fit with the national sales schedule and with the start of the Lone Star Park Thoroughbred meet. The breeze show will be held Apr. 1. Presented by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, the sale will also include a horses of racing age session.
“We’ve already seen some added interest from consignors and potential buyers now that purses are on the upswing in Texas thanks to recent legislation,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “Sam Houston Race Park has announced a lucrative purse structure for their upcoming meet, and Lone Star Park is also expected to have larger purses this year. I expect there to be added demand for the Texas-breds in this sale now that buyers will have a chance to run for some nice money this summer, including the $100,000-estimated Texas Thoroughbred Futurity in two divisions for sale grads.”
The entry deadline for the sale is Jan. 15, 2020. For more information, go to ttasales.com.
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Churchill Downs has released the 2020 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by Louisville artist Keith Anderson. Anderson’s oil and acrylic paintings will be on display during the 146th running of the GI Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks.
As a Louisville native, Anderson is no stranger to the excitement of the Kentucky Derby and horse racing. He and his art are well known among Louisvillians and Derby fans. This year he completed the Woodford Reserve mural that greets Main Street visitors with a field of racing Thoroughbreds and his art graces Woodford Reserve’s 2018 and 2019 Official Derby Bottles. In the past, Anderson also served drinks from behind Churchill Downs’ bar and worked his share of famous Derby parties.
“To create the Official Art of the Kentucky Derby is an honor and a privilege and the biggest accomplishment of my career as an artist,” said Anderson. “Derby is the time for Louisville to shine. It is our Super Bowl. I thank God for the opportunity and look forward to being on the biggest stage in May.”
“Keith Anderson is a Louisville favorite whose art has become an important part of our city and its love of racing,” said Kevin Flanery, President of Churchill Downs Racetrack. “It is an honor for his work to become part of Kentucky Derby history as the Official Art of 146.”
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Voters in Great Barrington, Mass., will have the chance to weigh-in at a special town meeting scheduled Dec. 11 on the potential return of live Thoroughbred racing at the Fairgrounds after a 22-year absence. View the full article
After being declared a non-starter in his previous start, Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd is set to aim for a second victory in the CA$175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) Nov. 23 at Woodbine. View the full article