||TQHA Yearling Sale Sets Another Record
at Sam Houston Race Park
The TQHA Yearling Sale has had record-breaking
success each year it has been held at Sam Houston Race Park, and this
year’s sale was no exception. The sale was once again extended to
a two-day event and held inside the air-conditioned Pavilion Centre. With
355 yearlings passing through the sales ring, the 2005 TQHA Yearling Sale
has a preliminary figure of $3.6 million in sales, surpassing the record
of $3,207,900 set at last year’s sale.
The sale topper was Hip 143, Miss Shivers, a sorrel filly out of Dash
Free and is granddaughter of Mr Jess Perry.
Sam Houston Race Park has hosted the TQHA Yearling Sale since 1998,
when 96 horses passed through the ring. In 1999, there were 156 yearlings
in the sale and the 2000 sale grew to 197 American Quarter Horses. The
sale continues to grow, as the 2001 TQHA Yearling Sale attracted a record
211 horses, 247 passed through the sales ring in 2002, and 2003's sale
featured 253 yearlings. Last year, a record 385 horses passed through
The yearlings purchased in the 2005 TQHA Yearling Sale will be eligible
to run in the $100,000-added TQHA Sales Futurity (RG1) at Sam Houston
Race Park next July.