Texas Racing Notes From Mrs. Tittle

Letters from Mrs. Jill Tittle

Sat, 14 Oct 1995

Hi. One of the colts we sold last year ran twice early this year. He won his first out, a $25k claimer, but washed out in his second attempt. We hadn't heard anything on him in forever, so I got in touch with his new owner. Apparently the colt had breathing problems which they discovered after his last race. They did a tie back operation on him, and he's back in training, ready to race (actually, he's been entered twice now, and neither race has been used). This gives me hope for his career, as they stole the colt for almost nothing at the sale--they wouldn't spend the $ for a tie back op on a cheap horse if he weren't most likely going to do something for them. Keep your fingers crossed!

On the TX front, let me give you a slew of general stuff, which you may or may not have. First, 1996 TX race dates: we start with a mixed QH/TB meet at Trinity Meadows Jan 5- Feb 25. Next we move to Sam Houston March 1-June 7. Retama has June 8-Sept 29, followed again by Trinity Meadows with an all TB meet Oct 4-Dec 8. The grand finale is with the opening of Lone Star in Dallas Dec 14-Dec 31.

Next, let me fill you in on the stakes schedule for Sam Houston, which is on now.
Oct 20 The Jersy Lilly Handicap $25K F&M 3&U 1 1/16mi turf
Oct 21 The John B. Connally Jr Turf Cup $75K 3&U 1 1/8mi turf
Oct 21 The Pecan Handicap $25K F&M 3&U TXbred 6F
Oct 22 The Sam Houston Turf Sprint Cup $25K 3&U 5F turf
Oct 28 The Blue Water Stakes $25K 3YO 7F
Nov 4 The Miss Houston Stakes $25K Fillies 2YO 6F
Nov 11 The Houston Juvenile Stakes $25K 2YO 6F
The Groovy Stakes $35K 2YO TXbred 6F
The Bara Lass Stakes $35K Fillies 2YO TXbred 6F
The Yellow Rose of TX Stakes $25K F&M 3&U TXbred 6F
The Toast of Texas Stakes $25K 3&U TXbred 6F
The Martanza Handicap $25K F&M 3&U TXbred 1 1/16mi
The Star of Texas Handicap $50K 3&U TXbred 1 1/16mi
Nov 25 The Safely Kept Handicap $25K F&M 3&U 5F turf
Dec 2 The Sam Houston Sprint Championship $25K 3&U 7F
Dec 9 The Sam Houston Distaff $50K F&M 3&U 1 1/6mi
Dec 16 The MAXXAM Gold Cup $50K 3&U 1 1/6mi
Dec 23 The Texas Heritage Stakes $25K 3YO 1mi 70yd
Dec 26 The Boxing Day Stakes $25K 3&U TXbred 1mi
Dec 30 The Topaz Stakes $25K Fillies 3YO 1mi

I have a little more info, but I have to put the kids to bed.......

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