Founded in 1955 by a group of Dallas businessmen, the Texas Thoroughbred Association (formerly known as the Texas Thoroughbred Breeders Association) has approximately 1,500 members. Now headquartered in Austin, the TTA offers many unique services and programs designed to promote Thoroughbred breeding, owning and racing in Texas.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association is mandated 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 and breeders.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association sponsors a number of lucrative stakes races throughout the year, including the TTA Sales Futurity and Texas Stallion Stakes Series. TTA is a major supporter of signature Texas-bred racing events at the state’s three Class 1 Thoroughbred racetracks, including Stars of Texas Day at Lone Star Park, Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame Day at Retama Park and Texas Champions Weekend at Sam Houston Race Park. In addition, TTA contributes added money to the purses of a number of Texas-bred stakes throughout the year at Texas racetracks.