On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Clear Creek Stud LLC, in cooperation with Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, Mike Strain and Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association President and Farm Bureau Member, Warren Harang III, hosted a farm tour for attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation 100th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show which was being held in New Orleans. Approximately seventy-five attendees took a bus from New Orleans to Clear Creek Stud in Folsom. First, they watched a short video demonstrating thoroughbred breeding procedures. Next they were shown the stallions and given a brief description of each stallion’s accomplishments. The next stop on the tour was the training track to view some recenlty turned two-year-olds as they worked through their routine. The tour concluded at the foaling barn where, unfortunately, there was yet to be a foal born this year.
Farm Bureau members from the American Farm Bureau Federation 100th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show arrive at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom for a farm tour.
Farm Bureau members from the American Farm Bureau Federation 100th Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show
LTBA President Warren Harang, addresses Farm Bureau members
Clear Creek Stud owner Val C. Murrell said of the tour, “I was asked by Mike Strain, associate Fred Bass and Warren [Harang] to host this group and glad to do so. The visitors are real farmers and I’m sure appreciate the business based on their own perspectives, knowing plenty about farming and seeing how labor intensive it is to run a horse farm.”
Each attendee received a small gift bag as they boarded the bus to return to New Orleans.
Farm Bureau visitors tour Clear Creek Stud
Michelle Lavoice (orange jacket) introduces farm bureau visitors to the Clear Creek Stud Stallions
Val Murrell, Owner and General Manager of Clear Creek Stud LLC in Folsom, La, announced that Clear Creek Stud LLC has decided to sponsor a scholarship in the amount of $5,000. The scholarship was awarded to a student whose family is currently in the thoroughbred industry in Louisiana. A committee consisting of horse industry leaders chose a worthy recipient for the scholarship whose name will be released once she/he is notified. Clear Creek Stud LLC intends to make this an annual scholarship.
Clear Creek Stud Stallion Presentation, Folsom, 10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
Richard R. Scherer Memorial Overnight Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds
LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 2:00 p.m., Landry’s Seafood Lakefront, New Orleans
The Magic City Classic, New Orleans Fair Grounds
28thAnnual Louisiana Champions Day, 7 stakes for Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds, 3 stakes for Louisiana Bred Quarter Horses New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1stPost 12:30 p.m.
Louisiana Champions Day, Race Central, 12:30 through last race,New Orleans Fair Grounds, Black Gold Room. Lunch is served from 1pm – 3pm. LTBA MEMBERS WELCOME!
LTBA Scholarship Drawings; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Registration between 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Drawings for two scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5thrace. Must be present at winners circle to win.)
Holiday Family Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds
Anyone with information about Louisiana Breds winning outside of North America, please contact Roger Heitzmann (Roger@louisianabred.com)
Santa Super Saturday, New Orleans Fair Grounds: Tenacious Stakes, Bonapaw Stakes, Blushing KD Stakes, Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes, Sugar Bowl Overnight Stake, Letellier Memorial Stakes
Christmas Eve – LTBA Offices closed
Christmas– LTBA Offices closed
Tiffany Lass Overnight Stake, New Orleans Fair Grounds
Starlight Racing, New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st post 5 p.m. Fair Grounds Starlight Racing. The Topcats in the Clubhouse 7-11 p.m.
LTBA and Fair Grounds Scholarship Drawings; four $1,000 scholarships for current college students. Must be present to win. For Details contact Fair Grounds Race Course.
Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds
New Orleans Fair Grounds Stakes: Woodchopper Stakes, Pago Hop Stakes,
New Years Eve
Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)
FINAL DAY to apply for accreditation of 2018 Louisiana Bred foal at weanling rate of $75. As of January 1, 2019, 2018 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.
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Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, Louisiana is hosting its annual stallion presention this Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. with the stallion show beginning at noon.
The event will include a catered cajun style lunch, entertainment, and special guest speakers including state officials and representatives from the Racing Commission and the HBPA. For the kids there will be face painting, pony rides, and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.
Clear Creek Stud is standing Clearly Now, Custom For Carlos, G.W.’s D’Oro, Half Ours, Ole Rebel and Star Guitar for the 2019 breeding season.
A strong crop of 2-year-olds in 2017 prompted Evelyn Benoit’s Brittlyn Stable to raise the stud fee for homebred Star Guitar to $7,500 for the 2018 breeding season.
The four-time Louisiana Horse of the Year and winner of 22 black-type stakes out of 30 starts has been represented this year by 11 juvenile winners from 21 starters. His top 2-year-olds include stakes winners Testing One Two, a daughter out of Yes Sir (Scat Daddy) who won the Louisiana Jewel Stakes, and Aceguitar, a colt out of Cherub Heart (Dehere) who won the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes and finished second in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity. Star Guitar also sired Givemeaminit, out of Powerful Nation (Turkoman), who finished third in the grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
“Star Guitar is certainly passing on his will to win that he demonstrated with his race record of 24 wins from 30 starts,” said Benoit, who has stood Star Guitar at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., since he entered stud in 2013 at $4,000.
From two crops of racing age, Star Guitar sired 28 winners that have earned more than $1.3 million. He has a third black-type winner in Bermuda Star, who won or placed six times in eight starts as a 3-year-old. One of her wins includes the Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs. The filly out of Bermuda Bride (Runaway Groom) also placed in the Elge Rasberry Stakes and the Louisiana Legends Soiree Stakes.
Star Guitar is a 12-year-old son of Quiet American—Minit Towinit, by Malagra, and a half brother to black-type winners Favorite Minit and Grand Minit, who were all bred and initially raced by Brittlyn Stable.