Texas Racing Notes From Mrs. Tittle

Letters from Mrs. Jill Tittle

Wed, 17 Apr 1996

Hi Al,
Things are moving along at breakneck speed (or maybe my perception is a little out of focus) with TX. Retama will be running the TBs starting June 8. They are in the process of having their track resurfaced. They are moving along on bankruptcy proceedings.

Meanwhile, Sam Houston seems to have scored some more TB dates in October. I don't have them in front of me, and my photographic (ha) memory is failing me. I guess I'll have to look it up.

Lone Star is supposed to be right on target, which means they should be opening soon for simulcasting.

Texas will have a 2yo in training sale next year, although we don't know who will hold it or where it will be. There is no 2yo sale this year, but last year, Keeneland held one at Retama. It didn't seem overly strong, but I think Keeneland signed up for 3 years. Perhaps they will reventure in to TX next year, or hold it in conjunction with TTA.

The Texas Horsemen's Benevolent Assoc. has disbanded and handed control to local factions (that is, each area will have its own group). The TB and QH people couldn't compromise on how things should be handled--the TB people felt that the ratio of $ coming in from TB vs QH was quite different from the ratio of the $ going out to the same. We shall see what develops.

Everything is set for our yearlings. I usually prep them for the sale myself and then have Cedarcrest handle them at the sale. This year, Cedarcrest is going to prep and handle the Mr. Redoy filly, and Summer's Mill is going to prep and handle the Salt Dome colt. I always used to like the filly better than the colt, conformation-wise. I think I'm going to have to change my opinion--that colt has come around 180 degrees, and he surely has the pedigree to succeed.

Well, I had better go make sure the kids are out of the bath tub and headed to bed. Hope all is well with the family--say hi to all for us.

Later. Jill
Jill Tittle
Triple T TBs

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