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.

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May 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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May 5

  • Cinco De Mayo

May 7 

  • National Day of Prayer

May 8 

  • Nominations for LTBA Board of Directors due from LTBA membership. Resume and photo of prospective board members also due.

May 10

  • Mothers Day

May 16

  • Armed Forces Day

May 21

  • LTBA 2020-21 Membership Forms mail

May 25

  • Memorial Day

May 31

  •  Louisiana Futurity Forms mail

 

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Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com 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, 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

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LTBA Announces 2019 Champions; Names Chimney Rock 2019 Louisiana Horse of the Year


Chimney Rock pictured winning the 2019 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile. Hodges Photo.
LTBA Announces 2019 Champions; Names Chimney Rock 2019 Louisiana Horse of the Year

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to announce the selection of Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint [G2] contender, Chimney Rock as 2019 Louisiana Horse of the Year.
A two-year-old of 2019, Chimney Rock (Artie Schiller – What’s Your Point) won a Maiden Special Weight race at Saratoga on September 1st  and ran second by a head just six days later in the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf. In his next start, Chimney Rock was a half-length from victory in the Indian Summer Stakes at Keeneland. November 1st, he came close to winning the $1,000,000 G2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, crossing the finish line just three-quarters of a length behind Four Wheel Drive. Making the switch to a dirt track for the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile at Fair Grounds, Chimney Rock gained his first stakes win. From seven 2019 starts, he had two firsts, three seconds and a third. His year end earnings of $369,025 were the highest of any Louisiana Bred runner last year.

Along with overall Louisiana Horse of the Year, the following have been named 2019 Louisiana champions :

2019 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly
Our Lost Love
Half Ours-Lost Love Baby
Breeder/Owner: Tri Star Racing (Richard Robertson, Alan Dean and Mike Nash)
Trainer: Joey Foster
2019 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
Chimney Rock
Artie Schiller-What’s Your Point
Breeder: Stargazers LLC & Clear Creek Stud LLC
Owner: Three Diamonds Farm
Trainer: Michael Maker
2019 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly
Net A Bear
Awesome Bet-Edacious Reality
Breeder: Lora Pitre & Elaine Carroll
Owner: Maximo Lamarche & Federico Deltoro
Trainer: Allen Landry

 

2019 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
Shang    
Shanghai Bobby-Humble Janet
Breeder: Cloyce C. Clark Jr.
Owner: William & Corrine Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steve Asmussen

 

2019 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly or Mare
Minit To Stardom 
Star Guitar-Wild About Marie
Breeder/Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.
Trainer: Jose Camejo

 

2019 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Male
Laughingsaintssong 
Songandaprayer-Laughing Saint
Breeder: J.E. & Bunny Jumonville
Owner: Rodney J. Verret
Trainer: Allen Landry

 

2019 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year
Wild About Marie
Wildcat Heir-Joyful Wager by Valid Wager
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc.

 

2019 Andrew L. “Red” Erwin Stallion of the Year
Star Guitar
Quiet American-Minit Towinit by Malagra
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc

 

2019 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards
Brittlyn Stable Inc.

 

2019 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stakes Winners
James McIngvale

 

Champion Accredited Louisiana Bred runners as well as Broodmare of the Year were selected by LTBA memberships votes. Louisiana Horse of the Year is selected by the LTBA Board of Directors. Statistics were used to determine all remaining category winners.

 

Originally, winners were to be announced at the LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet planned for Louisiana Derby weekend at Fair Grounds Racetrack and Slots in New Orleans. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the LTBA Board of Directors made the decision to forgo the event this year.

 

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April Calendar of Events from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

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

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April 5

  • Palm Sunday

April 7

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 1:00 P.M. teleconference meeting.

April 10

  • Good Friday

April 12

  • Easter Sunday

April 15

  • LTBA to mail letter to membership for nominations to run for LTBA Board of Directors.

 

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Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com 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, 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

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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 <Roger@louisianabred.com>. 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.

More resources here: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

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 louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.
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LTBA COVID-19 UPDATE

We understand that our members continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 developments. Please know during this challenging time, we will continue to provide service and support.

Currently, our staff is still working in the office at New Orleans Fair Grounds. However, for the protection of our staff, our doors are locked. If you have no immediate business with the LTBA, please just call. The majority of our business can be handled by phone or over the internet.

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

More resources here: http://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

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 louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.
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2020 Annual Membership Meeting at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots New Orleans Set for March 22 Postponed

2020 Annual Membership Meeting at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots 
New Orleans Set for March 22 Postponed

New Orleans, La. – The 2020 Annual Membership Meeting that was scheduled at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, in New Orleans, La. on Sunday March 22, 2020 has been postponed due to COVID-19. The Board of Directors will determine how the awards will be presented in another manner or on another date.
The annual meeting was designed to bring members together to celebrate the breeders and owners of outstanding accredited 2019 Louisiana bred thoroughbreds. This year the awards winners will be announced at the event for the owners of the Leading Stallion, Broodmare of the Year, as well as the Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stake Winners of 2019, High Percentage Breeder of the Year and Horse of the Year.
Other awards will go to Two Year Old Filly. Two Year Old Colt or Gelding, Three Year Old Filly, Three Year Old Colt or Gelding, Four Year Old and Up Filly or Mare, and Four Year Old and Up Male. Past winners included Louisiana superstars Star Guitar, Mobile Bay, Minit Towinit, Half Ours, Big World, Monte Man, Superior Storm, and Designer Legs to name a few.
The champions are chosen by a vote of the membership and it is a way for the members to honor their own. The top candidates are based on performance and breeding records for the 2019 year.
For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.
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2020 Annual Membership Meeting at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots New Orleans Set for March 22

New Orleans, La. – The 2020 Annual Membership Meeting is set at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, in New Orleans, La. on Sunday March 22, 2020.  The annual meeting brings members together to celebrate the breeders and owners of outstanding accredited 2019 Louisiana bred thoroughbreds. This year the awards winners will be announced at the event for the owners of the Leading Stallion, Broodmare of the Year, as well as the Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stake Winners of 2019, High Percentage Breeder of the Year and Horse of the Year.
Other awards will go to Two Year Old Filly. Two Year Old Colt or Gelding, Three Year Old Filly, Three Year Old Colt or Gelding, Four Year Old and Up Filly or Mare, and Four Year Old and Up Male. Past winners included Louisiana superstars Star Guitar, Mobile Bay, Minit Towinit, Half Ours, Big World, Monte Man, Superior Storm, and Designer Legs to name a few.
The champions are chosen by a vote of the membership and it is a way for the members to honor their own. The top candidates are based on performance and breeding records for the 2019 year.
“The process of producing and training a champion race horse takes considerable resources,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “Breeding a champion takes research and the right team to start, train and race the horse. We recognize the breeders, owners and businesses that are the lifeblood not only of our organization, but the Louisiana racing industry as well.”
“Our successful incentive program set the standard for racing and breeding in America,” said Heitzmann. Three races per day are offered for accredited Louisiana breds at each track each day in Louisiana. 18% breeders’ awards are paid to accredited Louisiana breds finishing first, second or third in any race in Louisiana (purse capped at $200,000). 18% breeders’ awards paid to accredited Louisiana breds finishing first, second or third in any stakes race outside of Louisiana (purse capped at $200,000). Worldwide breeders’ awards paid to accredited Louisiana breds finishing first, second or third in any race outside of Louisiana. The breeders incentive awards increases to 20% for Louisiana breds sired by a Louisiana stallion.
Members will enjoy a day at the historic Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots with live racing as the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association crowns their best. Lunch will be served, and seating will be available on a limited basis to members of the association. Doors will open at 11:00am. The Louisiana Derby will be run on Saturday March 21 and it gives members an opportunity to make a weekend of it in New Orleans.
For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.
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