December Calendar of Events

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

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Dec 7

  • Louisiana Champions Day Entry Day
  • Holiday Twilight Racing, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Fair Grounds College Day, Scholarship Drawings; four $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Two donated by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc., and two donated by New Orleans Fair Grounds) Registration between 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Drawings scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present at winners circle to win.

Dec 13

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Copeland Tower Suites, Metairie 
  • Louisiana Champions Day Gala, 7-10 p.m., Copeland Tower Suites, Metairie
  • The Magic City Classic, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 14

  • 29th Annual Louisiana Champions Day, 7 stakes for Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds, 3 stakes for Louisiana Bred Quarter Horses New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st Post 12:30 p.m.
  • U.S. Military and Colorguard present the colors for Louisiana Champions Day. 11:30 a.m. Members of the military to be honored throughout the day as guests of the LTBA
  • Louisiana Champions Day, Race Central, 12:30 through last race, New Orleans Fair Grounds, Black Gold Room. Lunch is served from 1pm – 3pm.
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Registration between 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. Drawings for two scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present at winners circle to win.)

Dec 15

  • Anyone with information about Louisiana Breds winning outside of North America, please contact Roger Heitzmann (

Dec 21

  • 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

Dec 24

  • Christmas Eve – LTBA office closed

Dec 25

  • Christmas – LTBA office closed

Dec 26

  • Bob Fortus Memorial Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 27

  • Lookout Stakes, Delta Downs

Dec 28

  • New Orleans Fair Grounds Stakes: Woodchopper Stakes, Pago Hop Stakes,
  • B-Connected Stakes, Delta Downs

Dec 29

  • Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 31

  • New Years Eve
  • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
  • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)
  • FINAL DAY to apply for accreditation of 2019 Louisiana Bred foal at weanling rate  of $75. As of January 1, 2019, 2018 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.

Jan 1

  • New Year’s Day – LTBA office closed

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Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, or Roger 504-947-4676, 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, 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


Membership, Louisiana Champions Day Deadlines Near

Pay 2019-20 Membership Dues
by September 30 

to avoid increase in fee
Until September 30, Dues $75.00
Beginning October 1, Dues $85.00

Louisiana Champions Day
Early Bird Nominations $150
Also Due by October 1st
Final Nominations $500
Close November 15

Louisiana Champions Day Gala
Is Back for 2019!

Friday, December 13
Copelands Tower in New Orleans
All members receive free admission
Non-member tickets $55 each