December Calendar of Events from the LTBA

 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 3

  • Louisiana Champions Day Entry Day
  • Pan Zareta Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 9

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 2:00 p.m., HBPA Main Office, Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans
  • The Magic City Classic, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 10

  • 32st Annual Louisiana Champions Day, 8 stakes for Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds,  New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st Post 1:15 p.m.
  • Louisiana Champions Day, Race Central, 12:00 noon through last race, New Orleans Fair Grounds, LTBA Tent. Lunch is served from 1 – 3pm. No Reservations Required. First come first served. Rick Mocklin and Southern Voice to perform 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings; four $1,000 scholarships for current college students.

Dec 15

  • Anyone with information about Louisiana Breds winning outside of North America, please contact Roger Heitzmann (Roger@louisianabred.com)

Dec 24

  • Christmas Eve

Dec 25

  • Christmas

Dec 26

  • Road To The Derby Kickoff Day
    Tenacious Stakes, Richard R. Scherer Memorial Stakes, Blushing KD Stakes, Gun Runner Stakes, Untapable Stakes, Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes, Joseph E. “Spanky” Broussard Memorial Stakes, Sugar Bowl Stakes, Letellier Memorial Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 29

  • Rosewater Stakes, Delta Downs, Vinton

Dec 30

  • Boyd Rewards Stakes, Delta Downs, Vinton

Dec 31

  • New Years Eve
  • Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Woodchopper Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Pago Hop Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
  • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)
  • FINAL DAY to apply for accreditation of 2022 Louisiana Bred foal at weanling rate  of $75. As of January 1, 2023, 2022 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.

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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

Louisiana Futurity Nominations on the Rise

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) is pleased to announce that nominations have increased significantly for the 2024 Louisiana Futurity for two-year-old accredited Louisiana breds. Nominations begin when a mare is in foal, with additional eligibility payments made as the foal reaches racing age. 

The 2022 foals out of 633 mares have been nominated to the 2024 Louisiana Futurity, up substantially from the previous year when the 2021 foals out of 543 mares were nominated to the 2023 Louisiana Futurity. 

With Louisiana purses on the rise, LTBA is expecting competitive fields and a higher demand for accredited Louisiana breds.

LTBA Year End Reminders

The LTBA would like to remind breeders of several important deadlines coming up before the end of the year.

Accreditation Fees
for 2021 Foals

Due by December 31, 2021
Louisiana Accreditation fees are $75 for 2020 weanlings. On January 1, 2022 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.

Louisiana Futurity Nominations (Pregnant Mares)
Due by December 31, 2021

Louisiana Stallion Registrations
Due by December 31, 2021