September 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.

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September 2

  • Super Derby, Louisiana Downs

 

September 4

  • Labor Day

 

September 9

  • National Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assoc. (TOBA) Awards ceremony.  Allied Racing Stable to be honored as the recipients of the 2022 TOBA Award for the State of Louisiana.

 

September 11

  • Patriot Day

 

September 12

  • Louisiana Downs, final day of 2023 Thoroughbred Meet

 

September 23

  • Fall Equinox

 

September 27

  • Pre-Sale Party and LTBA PAC Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, Louisiana

 

September 28

  • Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana 2023 Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session 10:00 a.m., Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, Louisiana

 

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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.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

Nominations Open For Seventh Annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) opened on Monday, May 10, and will close on Friday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in the U.S. for the first time in 2016.

Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai, is the principal sponsor of the awards in association with The Jockey Club, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association (NHBPA), the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) and the Breeders’ Cup. Godolphin also sponsors the equivalent Stud and Stable Staff Awards in Ireland, Australia, Great Britain and France.

Cash prizes totaling $122,000 will be awarded to winners as well as runners-up in a total of seven categories: Dr. J. David “Doc” Richardson Community Award, Katherine McKee Administration Award, Dedication to Breeding Award, Dedication to Racing Award, Newcomer Award, Support Services and Leadership Award. The Newcomer Award also includes an educational trip to Dubai.

The TIEA is also pleased to announce that our new category sponsors, which lent their support last year, will be returning as sponsors again for 2022. They are Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Hallway Feeds, NYRA, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, NTRA, along with I Am Horse Racing.

Keeneland has once again agreed to host the Awards Ceremony which will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, in the sales pavilion.

For more information and to nominate online, please go to www.tiea.org.

Owner Conference’s Fourth Session Focuses on Claiming

All owner conference sessions are recorded and available to registered guests.

 

The Thoroughbred Owner Conference series held its fourth virtual session June 1 with a discussion on the ins and outs of claiming horses. The conference series is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Dean Dorton Equine, Stoll Keenon Ogden, and Stonestreet Farm.

The fourth session of the series was sponsored by GlycoGuard, the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, and McPeek Racing. It was moderated by TVG’s Gabby Gaudet with panelists Gary Contessa, trainer; Sal Spedale, owner; and Kirk Wycoff, owner.

 

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