LTBA Office Closed Monday and Tuesday, September 14 & 15 Due to Hurricane Sally

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15 as Hurricane Sally is predicted to affect New Orleans.

All Breeders’ data is backed up and will be in secure locations for the duration of the storm.

The office will re-open  as soon as it is safe to do so, hopefully Wednesday. Please check back on our website for updates.

We appreciate your patience and pray for the safety of all in the face of this hurricane

LTBA Office Open with Limited Service

The LTBA office is open today, August 25, 2020. However, with Hurricane Laura looming in the Gulf of Mexico, our computers remain out of service in order to protect the breeders’ data.

LTBA Executive Director Roger Heitzmann is in the office today to take care of any business that can be handled strictly by phone. He is monitoring the weather situation and plans to re-install computer operations as soon as he can be confident that Hurricane Laura is no longer a threat. All computers are backed up and the servers are in secure locations. With the unpredictability of hurricanes, the LTBA believes it is in everyones best interest to keep the computers offline at this time.

While Hurricane Marco has been thankfully downgraded, we encourage all to keep your guard up and continue to prepare for Hurricane Laura which is currently predicted to make landfall on the Texas/Louisiana border as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane. This can still have serious weather hazards all across the state.

The LTBA will update our status as conditions change. Thank you for your patience, and continued prayers for the safety of our members.

LTBA to Resume Regular Hours Beginning Tuesday, May 26

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is resuming regular office hours. Staff will be at the Fair Grounds office from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. to handle all LTBA business.

For the safety of our members as well as our staff, the door will remain locked. The vast majority of any LTBA business can be handled by phone or over the internet.

We ask that anyone needing to come into the office to complete LTBA business, please call first. 504-947-4676. In the effort to practice safe “social distancing” and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure, our staff will be working on a rotational basis. A phone call will insure that the person you need to see will be in.

Effective Immediately: LTBA Office Delays Open Time Until 10:00 a.m.

Effective Immediately
LTBA Office Delays Open Time Until 10:00 a.m.

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association realizes that for many of our members, a breeders awards check is crucial to their livelihoods. Even in the face of the coronavirus, our staff is committed to the business of making sure our breeders receive what they have earned through our program.

However, for the health and safety of our employees as well as that of horsemen and all backside workers, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has elected to delay opening our office at Fair Grounds Racetrack until 10:00 a.m. to reduce the chances for contact.  At the present time, we intend to remain open until 4:00 p.m. As soon as possible, we intend to return to normal office hours.

We do request that any persons with LTBA business, contact us via telephone (504) 947-4676 or by email <>. If you have pressing business that must be handled in person, we will have a skeleton crew working in our office. The majority of our business can be handled by phone or over the internet. Our staff is working on a rotating basis, so if we do not answer your call, please leave a message so that we can return your call. We ask for your patience if we take a little longer than usual to respond as we try to navigate through these un-precedented times.

We thank you for your patience as we sort through the day-to-day updates and how this is affecting your business.

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Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.
These precautions include:
1.     Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
2.     Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
3.     Avoiding touching your face
4.     Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces
5.     Avoiding close contact with others – social distancing
6.     And staying home if you are sick
For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit or call (504) 947-4676.