General Texas Racing Information
Texas Racing Act
How do I register my Quarter Horse?
The American Quarter Horse Association is the breed registry organization. Contact them at 806-376-4811.
How do I obtain a Texas Racing License?
The Texas Racing Commission (TRC) authorizes owner/trainer/jockey licenses. Contact them at 512-833-6699.
How do I check the balance on my Horsemen’s Account?
Contact the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper at 512-467-9799.
Accredited Texas Bred
Is my horse eligible to be Accredited Texas Bred Racing Stock?
The horse must be foaled in Texas and out of an Accredited Texas Bred Broodmare. (See ATB Rules)
How do I Accredit my horse as Racing Stock?
Fill out the Accredited Texas Bred Racing Stock Application; Send the original papers to be stamped with appropriate fee. (See application for fees)
I am waiting on my papers from AQHA, can I still accredit my foal without them?
Yes. You can accredit a horse before you have the original papers. Send a copy of the AQHA Registration Application with the Accreditation Application. Send the original papers when you receive them to be stamped.
Is my horse eligible to be Accredited Texas Bred Breeding Stock?
The stallion must be permanently domiciled in Texas. (See ATB Rules)
The mare does not have to be permanently domiciled in Texas (See ATB Rules)
How do I Accredit my horse as Breeding Stock?
Fill out the Accredited Texas Bred Breeding Stock Application; Send a current copy of the horse’s paper with appropriate fee. (See application for fees)
Does my broodmare have to be bred to an Accredited Texas Bred Stallion for the foal to be eligible for Accreditation?
A broodmare must be bred to an Accredited Stallion every other breeding for all her foals to be eligible for accreditation. (See ATB Rules)
Can I accredit multiple embryos from one mare in the same year?
Yes. As long as a broodmare is bred to an Accredited Stallion every other breeding.
If my stallion leaves the state is it still considered Accredited Texas Bred?
No. An Accredited Texas Bred stallion will lose its breeding accreditation if it is domiciled in another state. The stallion must be reaccredited if it is moved back into Texas. (See ATB Rules)
When do I need to accredit a broodmare in order to receive Accredited Texas Bred Breeders Award on a foal?
A breeder must accredit a broodmare as breeding stock before or during year of conception in order to receive Breeder Awards. (See ATB Rules)
What do I as a stallion owner need to do to receive stallion awards?
A stallion must be accredited as breeding stock during or before year of conception and the annual Stallion Participation Fee must be paid during the year of conception. (See ATB Rules & Fees)
Do I need to be a member to accredit a horse or receive Awards money?
You do not have to be a member, but members receive discounted prices on accreditation. You must be a current member to be eligible for Year-End Awards.
I purchased an Accredited Texas Bred horse, what do I need to do to receive Awards money?
You must transfer the horse to your name through the Accredited Texas Bred Program. Complete the ATB transfer form; send a current copy of the horse’s papers with appropriate fee. (See ATB)
Can a Thoroughbred be accredited breeding stock?
A Thoroughbred can be accredited as breeding stock if they have been registered with AQHA.
Is my horse eligible to run in the TQHA Sale Futurity?
A horse must pass through the ring of the TQHA Yearling Sale in order to be eligible to run in the TQHA Sale Futurity.
Does my horse have to be Accredited Texas Bred to be eligible to run in the Sires’ Cup Races?
No. A horse must be sired by an eligible stallion that participated in the TQHA Stallion Service Program, to be eligible to run in the Sires’ Cup Races.
How does a stallion become an eligible sire for the Sires’ Cup Races?
The stallion’s donated breeding must be purchased through the TQHA Stallion Service Auction.
Does my horse have to be an Accredited Texas Bred to be eligible to run in the Texas Classic Futurity & Derby?
No. The Texas Classic Futurity & Derby are open races for any AQHA registered two or three year old respectively.
Does my yearling have to be Accredited Texas Bred to be consigned to the TQHA Yearling Sale?
Yes. All Yearlings must be accredited at time of consignment. (See ATB)
How do I receive a catalog?
All current TQHA Race Members will receive one automatically. If you are not a current member call to be put on the mailing list. 1-800-945-6157
Stallion Service Program
Does my stallion need to be Accredited Texas Bred to be in the TQHA Stallion Service Auction?
No. The auction is open to all stallions that are registered with AQHA to breed Quarter Horse mares. (See Stallion Service Program)
If I donate a breeding and it is not purchased do I have to buy it back?
Yes. The stallion owner must purchase the breeding back for the stallion to be an eligible sire for the Sires’ Cup Races.