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.
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.
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 Chromehails 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.
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:
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.
While the LTBA office is now open, we are having technical problems with our phone system. Please bear with us as we try to get all of the kinks worked out following Hurricane Ida damages to all of Southeast Louisiana.
If you do not get an answer when you try to call, please try later or send us an email.