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Two Scholarships to be Awarded on Premier Day at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino on February 10

 

Vinton, La. – The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association  (LTBA) will award two scholarships each valued at $1,000. Two scholarships will be awarded during Premier Day on Wednesday, February 10, at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, Vinton, La.

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2021 or Summer 2021.
  • Must register using the online registration link for the scholarship drawing.
  • Must be in good standing with the college or university.
  • Must have college ID and government-issued ID

For Premier Day, February 10:

  • No registration at Delta Downs
  • Drawing Time: The scholarships will be awarded after the fifth race of the day.
  • The drawing is scheduled for Facebook LIVE, and winners will be contacted by LTBA after the race.
  • Deadline to enter is noon, February 9, 2021.

Click here to register online.

The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student’s account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association manages one of the best incentive programs for breeding thoroughbreds in the United States. Since the organization formed, this has led to increased purses, better quality horses, and increased interest in racing and breeding horses.

“The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association continues to make an investment in the future of our state by investing in our students and their education,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “This type of investment is for our future, the state, as well as the organization. Our hope is that these scholarships get the younger generations interested in thoroughbred racehorses so that our organization stays the top breeding incentive program in the United States.”

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association manages one of the best incentive programs for breeding thoroughbreds in the United States. Since the organization formed, this has led to increased purses, better quality horses, and increased interest in racing and breeding horses.

Louisiana’s four racetracks provide year-round racing at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, Vinton; Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, Opelousas; The Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, New Orleans; and Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Bossier City.

Louisiana’s racing and breeding industry plays an important role in the state’s economic well-being and contributes a significant source of state revenue. The combined impacts of both racing and breeding and their related industries generates over $1 billion annually and employs nearly 13,000 people.

For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit louisianabred.com or call (504) 947-4676.

January Calendar of Events

 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 Association, and  Whispering Oaks FarmClick images to link to more information

Dec 31

    • New Years Eve
    • Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds
    • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
    • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)

Jan 1

  • New Years Day
  • LTBA Offices Closed in observance of New Years

Jan 4

  • Sam’s Town S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 5

  • Orleans S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 9

  • Nelson J. Menard Memorial S., New Orleans Fair Grounds

Jan 11

  • Gold Cup, Delta Downs, Vinton, LA
  • Louisiana Legacy, Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 12

  • Magnolia S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA
  • Louisiana Jewel, Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 16

  • Road to the Derby Kickoff Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds, G3 Lecompte S, Silverbulletday S., Duncan F. Kenner S., G3 Louisiana S., Col. E. R. Bradley H., Marie G. Krantz Mem. S.

Jan 18

  • Martin Luther King Day

 

Would you like to sponsor a newsletter? Reach @ 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.comor Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com for consideration.

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676

LTBA Year End Reminders

The LTBA would like to remind breeders of several important deadlines coming up before the end of the year.

Pay Accreditation Fees
for 2020 Foals

By December 31, 2020
Louisiana Accreditation fees are $75 for 2020 weanlings. On January 1, 2021 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.

Louisiana Futurity Nominations (Pregnant Mares)
Due by December 31, 2020

Louisiana Stallion Registrations
Due by December 31, 2020

December 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 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks Farm and  Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information

Dec 1

  • My Trusty Cat Stakes, Delta Downs

Dec 5

  • Louisiana Champions Day Entry Day
  • Pan Zareta Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 11

Dec 12

  • 30th Annual Louisiana Champions Day, 7 stakes for Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds, 3 stakes for Louisiana Bred Quarter Horses New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st Post 12:30 p.m.
  • Louisiana Champions Day, Race Central, 12:30 through last race, New Orleans Fair Grounds, Black Gold Room. Lunch is served from 1pm – 3pm. Limited to 75 persons. Reservations Required.
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings via Facebook Live; four $1,000 scholarships for current college students.

Dec 15

  • Anyone with information about Louisiana Breds winning outside of North America, please contact Roger Heitzmann (Roger@louisianabred.com)

Dec 19

  • Santa Super Saturday, New Orleans Fair Grounds, Tenacious Stakes, Richard R. Scherer Memorial Stakes, Blushing KD Stakes, Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes, Sugar Bowl Overnight Stake, Letellier Memorial Stakes

Dec 21

  • Sam’s Town Stakes, Delta Downs
  • Orleans Stakes, Delta Downs

Dec 24

  • Christmas Eve – LTBA office closed

Dec 25

  • Christmas – LTBA office closed

Dec 26

  • Joseph E. “Spanky” Broussard Memorial Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Woodchopper Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Pago Hop Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 29

  • Gold Cup Stakes, Delta Downs
  • Louisiana Legacy Stakes, Delta Downs
  • Magnolia Stakes, Delta Downs
  • Louisiana Jewel, Delta Downs

Dec 31

  • New Years Eve
  • Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds
  • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
  • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)
  • FINAL DAY to apply for accreditation of 2020 Louisiana Bred foal at weanling rate  of $75. As of January 1, 2021, 2020 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.

Jan 1

  • New Year’s Day – LTBA office closed

 

Would you like to sponsor a newsletter? Reach @ 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

Stallion Registrations Due before January 1, 2021

Stallion Registration forms were mailed from the LTBA office Wednesday, November 18th. If you own a stallion who stood in Louisiana in 2020 and covered mares, you need to register your stallion.

If you wish to participate in the stallion award program the fee is $200 (includes stallion program and registration). If you only wish to register your stallion as a stallion who stood in Louisiana the fee is $20.

These forms are to be returned before January 1, 2021 with payment. If you did not receive the form please see our website or call the LTBA office 504-947-4676.

November 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 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks Farm and  Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information

Nov 3

  • Election Day

Nov 10

  • Delta Downs, final day to enter papers for zero date. 3:00 p.m. deadline

Nov 11

  • Veterans Day

Nov 16

  • Final Louisiana Champions Day Nominations Deadline

Nov 18

  • Fair Grounds, final day to enter papers for zero date

Nov 21

  • Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses. 1:00 p.m. Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas

Nov 24

  • Delta Downs, 2020-21 Thoroughbred Season Opens
  • Lookout Stakes, Delta Downs, Vinton

Nov 25

  • Stallion Registration Forms (covered in ‘20 for foals of ‘21) to mail from LTBA office
  • B-Connected Stakes, Delta Downs, Vinton

Nov 26

  • Thanksgiving
  • Fair Grounds 149th Season Opens
  • Thanksgiving Handicap, Fair Grounds, New Orleans

Nov 27

  • Treasure Chest Stakes, Delta Downs, Vinton

Nov 28

  • Delta Mile, Delta Downs, Vinton

Nov 30

  • Louisiana Futurity Nomination Forms to mail from LTBA office

 

Would you like to sponsor a newsletter? Reach @ 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

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Louisiana-Bred Program Changes Bylaws to Grow Foal Crop

A bylaw change eliminated requiring breeding back to Louisiana-based stallions.

 

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s board of directors made two bylaws changes last week it hopes will make the state’s breeding incentive program more attractive to breeders outside its borders and bolster the population of accredited Louisiana-bred foals.

One change allows resident Louisiana mares to be bred to a stallion outside the state for consecutive years and still permits the resulting foals to become accredited Louisiana-breds. Previously, breeders could send a mare to an out-of-state stallion, but that foal could not be an accredited Louisiana-bred unless the mare was bred back to a Louisiana-based stallion.

Under the new rule, breeders may have access to better stallions, but the resulting foals by out-of-state stallions will be eligible to receive half of any breeder’s award incentive money. A Louisiana-bred foal by a Louisiana-registered stallion is eligible to receive full breeder’s awards, which are 20% of total purses earned for horses that finish 1-2-3 in any race in Louisiana or 1-2-3 in any stakes race outside Louisiana (purse capped at $200,000).

The other change applies to nonresident mares being bred to Louisiana stallions. They now only need to remain in Louisiana for 90 days or at least until Aug. 1 and then can be returned to an out-of-state breeder’s farm until they get close to foaling. Prior to the rule change, a mare would have had to stay in Louisiana and deliver her Louisiana-sired foal for it to be eligible as a Louisiana-bred.

Read BloodHorse Article

 

 

 

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

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