July 19, 2018
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association announced today that they are adding $10,000 to the purse of each Louisiana Cup Stakes race boosting the total purse money of each of the six stakes from $50,000 to $60,000. The Louisiana Cup stakes races for accredited Louisiana Breds will be run Saturday, August 4th at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. Nominations close this Saturday, July 21st.
$60,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile 2 YO LA-Bred Six furlongs
$60,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies 2 YO Fillies LA-Bred Six furlongs
$60,000 Louisiana Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 3 YO & Up F&M, LA-Bred Six furlongs
$60,000 Louisiana Cup Sprint 3 YO & Up LA-Bred Six furlongs
$60,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic 3 YO & Up LA-Bred 1 1/16 miles (T)
$60,000 Louisiana Distaff 3 YO & Up F & M LA-Bred 1 1/16 miles (T)
Also, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.
The drawings will be between the fifth and sixth races. The races begin at 3:15 p.m. and the student must be there to register between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the designated registration booth.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
- Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Fall 2018.
- Must be in good standing with the college or university.
- Must be present at the drawing location to win.
- Must have university ID number or Social Security number.
The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student’s account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.
“The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to continue making an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.