Horses and Heroes Draws Terrific Crowd; Raises $6,000 for First Responders

They came by car. They came by truck. They came by helicopter….yes helicopter.

DSC_1554On Thursday evening, September 4, Dex Comardelle hosted “Horses and Heroes” at his farm, Blue Star Racing, in Scott, Louisiana. The purpose of the event was two-fold; to raise awareness of the Louisiana Thoroughbred industry as well as to raise money for local first responders.

DSC_1655“Horses and Heroes was created in partnership with multiple equine related organizations across the state of Louisiana to generate awareness of the $2 billion dollar economic impact the Horse Industry has for the state each year; all while raising funds for local first responders to purchase lifesaving equipment, enabling them to better serve the communities in which they operate.”

The event was a big success on both counts. With approximately 275 guests inDSC_1602 attendance even in the sweltering heat, “Horses and Heroes” raised close to $6,000 for the first responders.

Food and beverage provided by local Louisiana restaurants and mixologists were featured, and the the music of Ryan Foret and The Foret Tradition drew many dancers to the floor. Additionally, there was a $5,000 Reverse Drawing, as well as a stallion season raffle.

Event sponsors included Zealous Energy, Oilfield Logistic Services, Courier Labs, B-Line Equine, Big V Feeds, Boehringer Ingelheim, Intak Rental and Supply, Evers and Sons, Encore Group, G.O.L. , Turnbow Trailers, Laris Insurance Agency, Adkins Spice Company, Frias Winery, Louisiana Thoroughbred BreederAssociation, Blue Star Racing, and Equine Sales Co.

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September Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks Farmand Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information
September 2

  • Labor Day
  • Weiner Dog Races, Louisiana Downs

 

September 4

  • Fair Grounds Early 2019-20 Thoroughbred Stall Applications Due
  • Horses and Heroes Benefit, Blue Star Racing, Scott, LA 6-10 p.m.

September 5

September 7

  • Super Derby Day, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City
  • A.L. Red Erwin Stakes, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City
  • Elge Rasberry Stakes, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City
  • National Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assoc. (TOBA) Awards Banquet;
    Bill and Al Ulwelling to be honored as the recipients of the 2018 TOBA Award for the State of Louisiana.

 

September 13

  • Backside Benevolent Fund at Louisiana Downs, Chaplains Awards Banquet. Horseshoe Casino. Cocktails 6-7. Dinner 7:00.  Tickets $40 each.  Reserved tables for 8 $320. Gold Tables $600. Contact Loretta Romero for tickets or more information. 318-470-2002

 

September 25

  • Louisiana Downs, final day of 2019 Thoroughbred Meet

 

September 30

  • 2019-20 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.  $75 before Sept. 30/$85 after Sept 30.

 

October 1

  • Louisiana Champions Day Early Bird Nominations are due

Reminder: 2019-20 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.
$75 before Sept. 30/$85 after Sept 30.

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Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com for cost and availability.

Do you have a date pertaining to Louisiana-breds that you would like included in an upcoming calendar? Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.comfor consideration.

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY 2019 CONSIGNOR SELECT YEARLING SALE CATALOGS AVAILABLE

EQUINE SALES COMPANY is looking forward to the upcoming 2019 Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held on September 5, 2019, at our facility located at 272 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, Louisiana.
 Although I have not spoken to all consignors, some of the larger consignors including, Clear Creek Stud, Oakridge Farm, 4M Ranch, Red River Farm and Select Sales, have said that this is the best overall consignment, including physicals, that they have brought to Equine Sales Company.
FOSTER BRIDEWELL
Sales Director

September Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Catalog Now Available!!

To Be Held on
Thursday September 5, 2019

 
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To Request a Catalog please call our Office.  We will be happy to assist.

OCTOBER OPEN YEARLING & MIXED SALE

Now Taking Entries into our Open Yearling and Mixed Sale!!

To Be Held on
Sunday October 27, 2019

 
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If you have questions regarding entries into this sale, please call Sales Director, Foster Bridewell, for an evaluation and inspection of your yearlings, weanlings, broodmares or racing prospects.

Please Join Us at Sale Party!!

 Supporting a Great Cause

“Horses and Heroes was created in partnership with multiple equine related organizations across the state of Louisiana to generate awareness of the
$2 Billion Dollar economic impact the Horse industry has for the state each year; all while raising funds for local First Responders to purchase lifesaving equipment, enabling them to better serve the communities in which they operate”

Equine Sales Company
372 Harry Guilbeau Road
Opelousas, Louisiana  70570
Office:  337-678-3024 * Fax:  337-678-3028
Sale Director:  Foster Bridewell
Cell:  214-718-7618
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