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2YO In Training Sales Preparation

Located at Highlander Training Center


Under Tack Show Rescheduled for May 16-17 Due to Rain
May 20-21, 2024 | 11 AM
May 20: Hip 1-280 | May 21: Hip 281-End

Under Tack Show | May 14: Hip 1-200 | May 16: Hip 201-400 | May 17: Hip 401-End | 8 AM
Timonium, MD


Pike Racing Consigns the Sale Topper to the 2024 Texas Thoroughbred 2YO Sale

Pike Racing took eight 2YOs to the 2024 Texas Sale. Six horses tied for Bullet breezes at 10.1 facing a stiff breeze throughout the day. Pike horses were four of those six. The Sale Topper, Hip 28, a colt by Street Boss was part of our breaking program and consigned to the sale. Sell price $265,000.

“This was our first year partnering with Highlander Training Center,” Al Pike said. “The facility has been good to us and, by the breeze show, you can tell they came from a good place. We broke all of these horses there and they came in here and did a good job. I'm very proud of our team at Highlander and all of the people involved there.”

Photo: Olivia Friesen / TTA Sales

Hip 28 Colt by Street Boss Breeze Day April 1, 2024

Al and Salley Pike

Pike Racing Relocates Operations to Highlander Training Center

Describing Highlander as a first-class facility, Pike said, “We look forward to continuing our relationship with our existing clients, as well as getting to know new clients who would like to participate in the two-year-old in-training sales with us. This represents a great opportunity for everyone.”

Al and Salley Pike

Who is Pike Racing at Highlander Training Center?

Pike Racing is led by veteran horseman Al Pike alongside his wife, Salley and son, Colt. Pike Racing located at Highlander Training Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas specializes in pinhooking yearlings to the two-year-old sales in the spring. We purchase horses at most major sales as well as regional sales in Louisiana and Texas.


We believe in quality horsemanship, integrity and placing the needs of the equine athlete first. This philosophy has served our family and clients well for decades with demonstrated success at the highest levels of racing and sales. We welcome the opportunity to visit with you about our various partnership opportunities available at this time.


2023-2024 Individual Pinhooking Partnerships

We invite you to get to know our team and approach at Pike Racing as you build your custom portfolio of pinhooking prospects. Contact us today to discuss your goals and availability on any on any current and future yearlings.

Owned by Al and Salley Pike; Pike Racing has become a fixture at the nation’s most prominent sales of two-year-olds in training, and their graduates have experienced conspicuous success in the sales ring and at the racetrack. In 2016, they sold their first million-dollar 2-year-old, an Uncle Mo filly later named Modest Maven. She’s the dam of the stakes winning Arctic Arrogance and the stakes-placed Overstep. In 2020, Pike Racing sold Shaaz for $1.1 million. At the most recent OBS March sale, the Pikes sold a Constitution colt for $625,000, and at the recent Texas auction of 2-year-olds, they had the sale-topper, a Tapwrit filly that brought $300,000. Over the most recent four years, Pike Racing has sold more than $10.6 million in two-year-olds, focusing on such auctions as OBS March, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic and the Texas two-year-old in-training sale.


Among Pike Racing’s graduates have been three Kentucky Derby starters — Vyjack, who won the Gotham, Jerome and Kelso while earning $1.4 million in his career; Vicar’s In Trouble, who won the Louisiana and Super Derbies while earning more than $1.2 million; and Frammento, who earned more than $420,000. Mimi Kakushi, winner of the most recent UAE Oaks, also received her earliest training with Pike Racing before selling for $250,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale.

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Al Pike: (817) 304-0556
Colt Pike: (817) 597-5233
Salley Pike: (817) 909-9849


Physical Address:
Highlander Training Center
5247 Texas Highway 19 South
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

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