Ballots for LTBA Board of Directors to Mail October 15

Ballots for the 2021 Election of Louisiana Thoroughbred Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors will be mailing Friday, October 15th.

There are eight (8) nominees vying for five (5) spots on the board.

The affairs of this Association are entrusted to the Board of Directors, which shall have full power to authorize and make contracts, expend funds for the purposes, aims, objectives and operations of this Association.

There are currently thirteen members on the Board. Each board member elected shall serve for three years. The board membership terms are staggered which shall result in approximately 1/3 of the board being subject to election annually.

Ballots are mailing from MK Election Services in New Haven, CT and must be returned via USPS by November 15th. Please make your selections and return as quickly as possible. Ballots received after November 15th will not be counted. Please allow time for mail to reach MK Election Services in New Haven, CT.

LTBA Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana 2021 Yearling Sale Results

 

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana held its 2021 Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session, Saturday, October 2nd at the Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas. With 13 outs and 22 RNAs, a total of 87 head sold for $898,000.  The yearling average was $13,027. The weanling average was $3,117, and the mare average was $2,167.

 

Hip number 7,  a Custom For Carlos colt out of Labadeel, a Forest Wildcat mare, was purchased by Ricky Lagrange for $47,000 to top the sale. The bay colt was consigned by Clear Creek Stud, agent.

 

Hip number 54, also out of the Clear Creek Stud consignment, was purchased by Norman Stables for $45,000, the second highest price of the day.  A half sister to stakes placed Raising the Ante, the bay filly is by Midnight Storm out of the Majestic Warrior mare, Ante Up Annie.

 

Look for complete results Monday.

October 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.Brought to you by Whispering Oaks Farm,  Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, and  Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana. Click images to link to more information

Oct 1

  • 2020-21 Membership Dues are now past due. Fees are now $85.

Oct 2

  • Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session. 11:00 a.m. Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, LA

Oct.  11

  • Fair Grounds, Deadline for Stall Application

Oct.  12

  • Columbus Day

Oct. 13

  • Delta Downs 2021-22 Thoroughbred Meet opens.

Oct 15

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, Petroleum Club at 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette LA. Lunch will be at 1:00pm with the meeting beginning at 1:30pm.
  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Stallion Submissions are due
  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Farm and Service Directory submissions are due along with payment
  • Magnolia S., Delta Downs

Oct. 16

  • Gold Cup, Delta Downs

Oct. 22

  • Louisiana Jewel S., Delta Downs

Oct. 23

  • Louisiana Legacy S., Delta Downs

Oct 31

  • Halloween

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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

Brinkman’s Cilla Raises the Bar for Louisiana-Breds

MarketWatch: Brett Brinkman

 

Cilla thrust Louisana-breds into the spotlight with her gritty upset victory in the Sept. 4 Prioress Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course. The daughter of California Chrome  hails from Brett Brinkman’s farm in Cajun country, Louisiana, where Brinkman bred, raised, and broke the filly that would provide him with one of the biggest thrills of his career.

Brinkman, the co-owner, co-breeder, and trainer of Cilla who operates Le Mesa Stallions in Carencro, La., spoke with BloodHorse MarketWatch about his early beginnings in the industry, acquiring Cilla’s dam, the successful race mare Sittin At the Bar, and why he believes the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association program offers breeders significant value on the racetrack.

 

Read BloodHorse Article

Breeders Sales Company Catalogs 85 Yearlings plus 31 head for Mixed Session

Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana, which will hold its 2021 Yearling Sale followed by mixed session on October 2nd  at Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas, Louisiana has a total of 116 head catalogued. The entries include 85 yearlings, 21 broodmares and 10 weanlings, with supplemental entries still being accepted.

 

This is a “don’t miss” opportunity to  buy a quality Accredited Louisiana Bred with purses expected to rise with the passage of Legislation allowing Historical Racing Games in Louisiana.

 

Catalogs have been mailed and can be accessed online through this link:

Breeders Sales of Louisiana 2021 Yearling Sale Followed by Mixed Session

Or to download a pdf of the catalog, click here

 

For more information or to inquire about supplemental entries, contact Sales Director, Tom Early, 504-452-8208

Obituary: Alamae Shultz

Alamae Shultz was born May 26, 1934, in Richmond, Texas, and entered into rest July 24, 2021, in Doyline, Louisiana.

She was a longtime member of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Hattie Wright, daughter, Vicky Lynn Schultz, and great-granddaughter, Aubree June Augustin.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Schultz of Doyline; sons, Michael Schultz and wife Diane of Austin, Texas, James Schultz and Terry Schultz both of Doyline; daughter, Sheri Brown and husband Jim Brown. Jr. of Doyline; granddaughter Amber Schultz and husband Steve and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Breeders Sales Catalog Now Available

The catalog for Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s 2021 Yearling Sale has been mailed and is now on the LTBA website.

The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session will be held Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas, starting at 11:00 a.m.

For sortable online catalog, click here

To download a pdf of the catalog, click here