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Executive Director: 
Mary Ruyle
Address: 
4009 Banister Lane
Ste 230
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 
(512) 458-6133
Fax: 
(512) 453-5919
About Us: 

Founded in 1955 by a group of Dallas businessmen, the Texas Thoroughbred Association (formerly known as the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association) has nearly 1,500  members. Governed by an elected 21-member Board of Directors, TTA was mandated in 1986 by the Texas Racing Act to administer the Accredited Texas-Bred (ATB) Program. The ATB Program was designed to enhance and promote the Texas breeding and racing industry, in part by providing incentive awards for Thoroughbred owners, breeders and stallion owners in connection with an ATB Thoroughbred who finishes in the top three in any race in Texas.

Restricted Races: 

Yes, two per day

Restricted Stakes Races: 

Yes

Purse Supplement in Open Races: 

Avg Purse Supplement in Open Races – none; the ATB Program provides for owner, breeder and stallion owner incentive awards paid through the Texas Thoroughbred Association

Owners Awards: 

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner bonus awards for horses placing 1, 2 or 3 in open company races in Texas. The remainder is divided into categories for owner (40%), breeder (40%) and stallion owner awards (20%).The awards are calculated by dividing the available awards money (for the category of awards in question) by the total purse money earned by horses eligible for that award.The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the individual horse’s earnings to get the award amount.Therefore, the percentages vary from track to track and meet to meet.

Breeders Awards: 

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner bonus awards for horses placing 1, 2 or 3 in open company races in Texas. The remainder is divided into categories for owner (40%), breeder (40%) and stallion owner awards (20%).The awards are calculated by dividing the available awards money (for the category of awards in question) by the total purse money earned by horses eligible for that award.The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the individual horse’s earnings to get the award amount.Therefore, the percentages vary from track to track and meet to meet.

Stallion Awards: 

First, 25% of the funds are allocated to owner bonus awards for horses placing 1, 2 or 3 in open company races in Texas. The remainder is divided into categories for owner (40%), breeder (40%) and stallion owner awards (20%).The awards are calculated by dividing the available awards money (for the category of awards in question) by the total purse money earned by horses eligible for that award.The resulting percentage is then multiplied by the individual horse’s earnings to get the award amount.Therefore, the percentages vary from track to track and meet to meet.

Out of State Awards: 

N/A

Breed-Back Rule: 

Voluntary in order to receive full Breeder Awards: An accredited Texas

Distribution Purses: 

On every racing day, an association (track) shall provide for the running of at least two races limited to accredited Texas-bred horses, one of which shall be restricted to maidens.  However, funds for these races are derived from the track purse account, not the incentive fund.  Restricted Stakes - Owner Awards ARE NOT paid on stakes races restricted to accredited Texas-bred horses. However, 10% of the total breakage is used to assist in funding the purses for these restricted stakes. Breeder Awards and Stallion Owner Awards ARE paid on restricted stakes races.

Distribution Awards: 

Distribution in Accredited Texas-bred Owner, Owner Bonus, Breeder and Stallion Owner Awards for calendar year 2016 = $1,535,695.65.

Registration Fees: 

Broodmares: One time, lifetime accredidation fee; $75 members or $125 non-members

One-time, supplemental lifetime accreditation fee to accredit a broodmare with a Texas-foaled weanling after the date of foaling but before December 31 of the same year of foaling, and still be eligible to receive ATB Breeders Awards on the subject foal. (effective starting January 1, 2008): $150 members or $200 non-members

 

Stallions: One time, lifetime accredidation fee; $100 members or $150 non-members, plus

Annual administrative fees to insure stallion awards only. Due on or before February 1 of each year; $200

Late administrative fee if paid after February 1 of any given year. Late fee will not be accepted if postmarked after August 1, $325