Vinton, La. – The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two scholarships each valued at $1,000. Two scholarships will be awarded during Premier Night on Saturday, February 8, at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, Vinton, La.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
- Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2020.
- Must be in good standing with the college or university.
- Must be present to win at the Winner’s Circle when the announcement is made.
- Must have college ID and government-issued ID.
For Premier Night, February 8:
- Registration: 4:00 p.m.–5:10 p.m. at the designated booth
- Races begin: 5:10 p.m.
- Drawing Time: The scholarships will be awarded after the fifth race. 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 continues to make an investment in the future of our state by investing in our students and their education,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “This type of investment is for our future, the state, as well as the organization. Our hope is that these scholarships get the younger generations interested in thoroughbred racehorses so that our organization stays the top breeding incentive program in the United States.”
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association manages one of the best incentive programs for breeding thoroughbreds in the United States. Since the organization formed, this has led to increased purses, better quality horses, and increased interest in racing and breeding horses.
“The 2020 breeding season is fast approaching and I have good news,” said Warren Harang, president of the LTBA Board of Directors. “Louisiana breds continue to excel on the racetrack, at the sales and in performance careers after racing. Louisiana sired Louisiana breds awards have increased to 20% and that began with the Delta Downs race meet. We continue to look at ways to promote and grow the market for our Louisiana bred horses.”
Louisiana’s four racetracks provide year round racing at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, Vinton; Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas; The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, New Orleans; and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Bossier City.
Louisiana’s racing and breeding industry plays an important role in the state’s economic well-being and contributes a significant source of state revenue. The combined impacts of both racing and breeding and their related industries generates over $1 billion annually and employs nearly 13,000 people.
For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.
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