Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Announces Breeders Awards Increase for Accredited Louisiana Bred Runners by Louisiana Sires
First U Make Aroux, Louisiana-bred by Louisiana based sire Due Date pictured winning the 2019 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) Board of Directors has announced that the LTBA will be increasing Breeders Awards for Louisiana Sired Accredited Louisiana Breds to 20% beginning with the 2019-20 Delta Downs thoroughbred meet which opens Tuesday, October 8th. Breeders Awards for Accredited Louisiana breds by stallions standing outside the state of Louisiana will continue to be paid at 18%.
The LTBA board is promoting the change an incentive to persuade breeders to choose stallions that stand in the state of Louisiana. The increase was passed at the October 2nd LTBA Board Meeting at L’auberge Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Based on 2018 figures, the change could increase breeders awards paid out to Louisiana sired Louisiana breds by an estimated $500,000 this year.
LTBA President Warren J. Harang, III said of the change, “the Louisiana breeding program is one of the strongest in the country. The board wanted to reward breeders who make their stallion selections among the many outstanding choices we have here in the state.”