LTBA Legislative Update: Senate Bill 220 Rescinded

 

LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
roger@louisianabred.com
April 30, 2019

LTBA Legislative Update:  Senate Bill 220
Senate Bill 220 Rescinded

Due to overwhelming opposition from horsemen from all sectors of the industry, Senate Bill 220 was rescinded by Sen. Eric LaFleur during the Louisiana Senate Judiciary B Committee Tuesday, April 30. The proposed legislation would have reduced race dates in Louisiana. Many thanks to all who contacted members of the Senate Judiciary B Committee. Your involvement has made all the difference! This has been a real work of cooperation between members of the LTBA, LQHBA, and LaHBPA, proving that when we join forces we all benefit.

For more information, please call 504-947-4676 or visit louisianabred.com.
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May 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.

Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks FarmDaaher and Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more informationMay 2, 3, 4, 5, New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds
No visitors will be allowed access to New Orleans Office during these days.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

May 2

  • National Day of Prayer

May 3

  • Equine Sales Oaks, Evangeline Downs

May 4

  • Equine Sales Derby, Evangeline Downs
  • Louisiana Downs 2018 Thoroughbred Meet Opens
  • Kentucky Derby


May 5

  • Cinco De Mayo

May 7 

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

May 12

  • Mothers Day

May 14

  • LTBA Board of Directors to meet with the Acadiana Caucus in Baton Rouge

May 18

  • Preakness Stakes
  • Armed Forces Day

May 21

  •  LTBA 2019-20 Membership Forms mail

May 25

  •  Louisiana Legends Night – Eight stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds worth total purses of $550,000

May 27

  •  Memorial Day

May 31

  • Louisiana Futurity Forms mail
  • LTBA Board of Directors Ballots to be mailed out

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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 LEGISLATIVE ALERT! Senate Bill 220 IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED!

LTBA LEGISLATIVE ALERT!  Senate Bill 220
IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDEDSenate Bill 220 has been introduced by Sen. Eric LaFleur, and is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Judiciary B Committee, TODAY, Tuesday, April 30.This bill will reduce race dates which could impact all four Louisiana racetracks.

Please contact your state senators right away, especially those on the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

Thank you, 
Louisiana Thorougbred Breeders Association 
 

 

Judiciary B
Senator Gary Smith (Chairman)
P. O. Box 189
Norco, LA 70079
(985) 764-9122
smithgl@legis.la.gov
Senator Ronnie Johns (Vice-Chairman)
1011 Lakeshore Drive
Suite 515
Lake Charles, LA 70602
(337) 491-2016
johnsr@legis.la.gov
Senator Norbèrt N. “Norby” Chabert
P.O. Box 2417
Houma, LA 70361
(985) 858-2927
chabertn@legis.la.gov
Senator Eric LaFleur
P. O. Box 617
Ville Platte, LA 70586
(337) 363-5019
(877) 396-4600
lafleure@legis.la.gov
Senator Jean-Paul J. Morrell
6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard
Suite 221
New Orleans, LA 70126
(504) 284-4794
morrelljp@legis.la.gov
Senator Karen Carter Peterson
1409 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 568-8346
petersonk@legis.la.gov
Senator Gregory Tarver
1024 Pierre Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
(318) 227-1499
tarverg@legis.la.gov
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LTBA Main Office Closing at 2:30 p.m. Today, Thurs. April 18

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is closing their main office at New Orleans Fair Grounds today, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. due to  the approaching storm front. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The office will be closed tomorrow as well for the Good Friday holiday. LTBA will return to regular office hours, Monday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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MONTE MAN NAMED 2018 LOUISIANA BRED HORSE OF THE YEAR

MONTE MAN - Louisiana Legends Sprint - 05-26-18 - R07 - EVD - Finish
Monte Man wins the 2018 Louisiana Legends Sprint. Coady Photography.

On Sunday afternoon, Louisiana horsemen and women gathered at the Equine Sales facility in Opelousas to honor the 2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions and their connections at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

While the majority of the award winners had been announced previously, the overall horse of the year was named at the banquet. Voted on by the LTBA Board of Directors, this year’s Louisiana Bred Horse of the Year is Monte Man. 

LA-HOY-Connections
LTBA President Warren Harang (center) presents the trophy for 2018 Louisiana Horse of the Year, Monte Man, to Breeder, Val Murrell (left), and trainer, Ron Faucheux.

Monte Man won six of seven starts in 2018, including five stakes wins. He won the Louisiana Premier Night Sprint at Delta Downs in February, the Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Grounds  in March, the Louisiana Legends Night Sprint at Evangeline Downs in May, the Louisiana Cup Sprint at Louisiana Downs in August and the Heitai Stakes at Fair Grounds in November. In his final start of the year Monte Man ran third in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint. Total 2018 earnings for the son of Custom For Carlos out of Sarah’s My Angel  added up to $257,690. Monte Man , who also received the award for Older Louisiana Bred Male was bred by Val C. Murrell, is owned by Ivery Sisters Racing and trained by Ron Faucheux.

Before the presentations, Lori Johnson of The Jockey Club delivered a very informative presentation on the new paperless registration process. There were many questions about the new process, and LTBA members were quite grateful for Lori’s knowledge of the topic at hand.

Following is a complete list of the Award Recipients and their connections:

Louisiana 2018 Horse of the Year
Monte Man
Sire: Custom For Carlos
Dam: Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Two-Year-Old Filly
Midnight Fantasy
Sire: Midnight Lute
Dam: St. Jean
Breeder: J. Adcock & Hume Wornall
Owner: Carl R. Moore Management LLC
Trainer: Joe Sharp

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Two-Year-Old Colt
Classy John
Sire: Songandaprayer
Dam: Kitty’s Got Class
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Valene Farms LLC
Trainer: Dallas Stewart

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Three-Year-Old Filly
Testing One Two
Sire: Star Guitar
Dam: Yes Sir
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding
Givemeaminit
Sire: Star Guitar
Dam: Powerful Nation
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud
Owner: Valene Farms
Trainer: Dallas Stewart

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Four-Year-Old and up Fillies & Mares
Ours To Run
Sire: Half Ours
Dam: Brown Eyed Baby
Breeder: Clifford Grum
Owner: Colonel Thoroughbred LLC
Trainer: Larry Jones

2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Four-Year-Old and up Male
Monte Man
Sire: Custom For Carlos
Dam: Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux

2018 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year
Street Beat
Dixie Brass – Mary Eby
Owner: William D. (Joe) Pickett

2018 Andrew L. “Red” Erwin Stallion of the Year
Star Guitar
Quiet American – Minit Towinit
Owner: Brittlyn Stable (Evelyn & Maurice Benoit)

2018 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards
J. Adcock (Red River Farm LLC)

2018 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stakes Winners
James McIngvale

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April Calendar of Events from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders

 
 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks FarmDaaher and Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information

March 31

  • NEW DATE! LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards BanquetNEW DATE! Equine Sales Pavillion, Opelousas. 3:00 p.m. Featuring music by Rick Mocklin and Southern VoiceNEW DATE!
  • Equine Sales Company Two Year Old In Training Sale and Horses of Racing Age. Breeze Date 10:00 A.M.

April 1

  • Louisiana Downs racing surface opens

April 2

  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Sale, 11:00 A.M. Opelousas

April 3

  • Evangeline Downs 2019 Thoroughbred Season Opens  – For any accreditation stamps and any other LTBA needs, please see Michelle Benoit at the EVD HBPA office

April 7

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Under Tack Show, 10:00A.M., Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 10

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, 12:00 noon, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 11

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30 A.M. Landry’s, Breaux Bridge
  • LTBA to mail checks for Open Breeders Awards earned at the Delta Downs Meet

April 15

  • Tax Day – Taxes due
  • Louisiana State Racing Commission meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans

April 19

  • Good Friday

April 21

  • Easter Sunday

April 23-26

  • Ocala Breeders’ Sale, Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

April 26

  • Evangeline Downs Distaff Stakes

April 27

  • Evangeline Downs Classic Stakes

April 25, 26, 27, 28
May 2, 3, 4, 5

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds

No visitors will be allowed access to New Orleans Office during these days.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

Would you like to sponsor a newsletter? Reach over 2,500 readers.

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, 800-772-1195

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MAKE YOUR PLANS! LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Sunday, March 31

Celebrate
Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds

at the
LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 31st

Dear LTBA Member:

You are cordially invited to attend our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, at Equine Sales Company of Louisiana, in Opelousas, LA on Sunday March 31, 2019. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.

Awards will be presented to the breeders and owners of the outstanding accredited Louisiana Bred Horses of 2018 as well as the overall Horse of the Year. From 3:00 pm till 7:00pm  Equine Sales Company Sale Arena will be the site as awards will be presented to the owner of the leading Stallion, the owner of the Broodmare of the Year, the Leading Breeder of 2018, as well as the High Percentage Breeder of the Year. See the attached sheet of this year’s champions.

As a special treat, this year we will have someone from The Jockey Club on hand to explain and to answer the many questions on the “Paperless” registration process. This is a big change for everyone, so expect to learn something.

Our program will also include live entertainment. As we combine the 2yo in training sale with our awards banquet we expect a large crowd as well as fun for everyone.

Sincerely,
Roger A. Heitzmann III
Secretary / Treasurer

 

What:       LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
When:      Sunday, March 31st, 3:00 p.m.
Where:     Equine Sales Facility,
372 Harry Guilbeau Road   Opelousas, Louisiana  70570

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676, 800-772-1195

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NEW DATE! Celebrate Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds at the LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Sunday, March

Celebrate
Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds

at the
LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 31st

Dear LTBA Member:

You are cordially invited to attend our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, at Equine Sales Company of Louisiana, in Opelousas, LA on Sunday March 31, 2019. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.

Awards will be presented to the breeders and owners of the outstanding accredited Louisiana Bred Horses of 2018 as well as the overall Horse of the Year. From 3:00 pm till 7:00pm  Equine Sales Company Sale Arena will be the site as awards will be presented to the owner of the leading Stallion, the owner of the Broodmare of the Year, the Leading Breeder of 2018, as well as the High Percentage Breeder of the Year. See the attached sheet of this year’s champions.

As a special treat, this year we will have someone from The Jockey Club on hand to explain and to answer the many questions on micro chipping. This is a big change for everyone, so expect to learn something.

Our program will also include live entertainment. As we combine the 2yo in training sale with our awards banquet we expect a large crowd as well as fun for everyone.

Sincerely,
Roger A. Heitzmann III
Secretary / Treasurer

 

What:       LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
When:      Sunday, March 31st, 3:00 p.m.
Where:     Equine Sales Facility,
372 Harry Guilbeau Road   Opelousas, Louisiana  70570

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676, 800-772-1195

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LTBA Announces 2018 Louisiana Bred Champions

LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
roger@louisianabred.com
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced the results of the 2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions, 2018 Stallion of the Year, 2018 Broodmare of the Year and Breeders of the Year.

2yo filly ~ Midnight Fantasy
2yo colt or gelding ~ Classy John
3yo filly ~ Testing One Two
3yo colt or gelding ~ Givemeaminit
4 & up filly or mare ~ Ours To Run
4 & up male ~ Monte Man
Broodmare of the Year ~ Street Beat
Stallion of the Year ~ Star Guitar
Breeder of the Year ~ Red River Farm, LLC
High Percentage of Stakes Winners Breeder ~ James McIngvale

Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions and Broodmare of the Year are selected by a vote of the membership. Leading Stallion and Leading Breeders are based on statistics.
Award presentations will be made at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Equine Sales of Louisiana, in Opelousas, when the overall “Horse of the Year” will be revealed. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet are being held following the Breeze Show for the Equine Sales 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Congratulations to all.

See below for complete results.

 

For more information, please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.
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