Louisiana Horse Industry Under Attack from Unconditional & Unfunded Congressional Mandate, Attorney General Jeff Landry Fights Back

Louisiana Joins Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court to Protect State from Overreaching, Unaccountable Horseracing Integrity & Safety Authority

BATON ROUGE, LA – Fighting to protect state sovereignty, Attorney General Jeff Landry has joined Louisiana to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act of 2021 (HISA) – a measure ramrodded into the COVID relief bill that cedes much regulatory and taxation power of the State to an unaccountable nongovernmental entity.

“HISA requires the unelected Authority to exercise regulatory authority over horseracing in Louisiana, mandates our State to assist the Authority, and forces us to choose between remitting funds to the Authority or losing some of our powers of taxation,” explained Attorney General Landry. “This violation of the Tenth Amendment would have devastating effects to our State and the thousands of Louisianans in the horse industry.”

“While I believe that horses should be treated humanely and horseracing should be held to the highest degree of integrity, I know that more bureaucracy from an overreaching and unaccountable fiefdom is not the way to achieve these goals,” continued Attorney General Landry. “We should continue our Legislature’s decades-long delegation of police powers over the industry to the Louisiana State Racing Commission, knowledgeable participants who have collected significant fees and taxes while enforcing our statutes and regulations concerning the health and safety of equine athletes and all other industry participants throughout Louisiana.”

Attorney General Landry’s litigation was met with swift praise and appreciation from those who ply their trade – directly and indirectly – in owning, breeding, training, grooming, racing, and caring for horses in Louisiana.

“The actions of Attorney General Jeff Landry in opposing the HISA law demonstrates his genuine concern for the well-being of the Louisiana horse racing and breeding industry and its participants throughout the State as well as our equine athletes,” said Benard Chatters, the President of the Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (LAHBPA).

“The Louisiana Horsemen appreciate and respect the unwavering support of Attorney General Jeff Landry, which he has consistently shown to the Louisiana horse racing and breeding industry throughout our State,” said Ed Fenasci, the Executive Director of the LAHBPA.

Big Time Wins Louisiana Champions Day Lassie

Louisiana Champions Day Lassie
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 6 furlongs
2YO Accredited Louisiana Bred Fillies, $100,000

Big Time with jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. aboard pulls away to win the 30th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie at Fair Grounds.  Hodges Photography / Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.

BIG TIME
Astrology–Kitty’s Got Class
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Valene Farms LLC
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
Jockey: Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.

2nd
Taylor Avenue
Mshawish–Aqualane Shores
Breeder: Summer Hill Farm
Owner: Commonwealth New Era Racing
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

3rd
Tecate Time
Karakontie (JPN)–Urge to Splurge
Breeder: Carrol J. Castille
Owner: Whispering Oaks Farm LLC
Trainer: Steven B. Flint
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

Monte Man Victorious in Louisiana Champions Day Sprint

Louisiana Champions Day Sprint
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 6 furlongs
3YO & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $100,000

Adam Beschizza aboard Monte Man wins the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

MONTE MAN
Custom for Carlos–Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

2nd
Win Ya Win
Star Guitar–Wild About Marie
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.

3rd
Silver Galaxy
Flashpoint–Celestial Legend
Breeder: Jason Hall, Jeffrey Neese, and Jon Dean
Owner: Richard B. Benton
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

Ninety One Assault Repeats in Louisiana Champions Day Turf

Louisiana Champions Day Turf
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, @ 8.5 Furlongs, Turf
3YO & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $100,000

Ninety One Assault with Shaun Bridgmohan aboard wins the 30th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Turf at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

NINETY ONE ASSAULT
Artie Schiller–Lilly Ladue
Breeder: Richey & Strode Stables, LLC
Owner: Thomas Morley & Paul Braverman
Trainer: Thomas Morley
Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan

2nd
Afleet Ascent
Northern Afleet–Skip Queen
Breeder: Jason Hall
Owner: Lane Cortez
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
Jockey: Gabriel Saez

3rd
Guitar Tribute
Star Guitar–Sunday’s Child
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.

Longshot Grand Luwegee Thrills in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Grand Luwegee with Colby Hernandez aboard outduels Shang and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. to win the 30th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Jan Brubaker

 

Louisiana Champions Day Classic
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 9 Furlongs
3YO & Up, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $150,000

GRAND LUWEGEE
El Corredor – Magical Mia
Breeder: Gerard Perron
Owner: Gerard Perron
Trainer: Gerard Perron
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

2nd
Shang
Shanghai Bobby–Humble Janet
Breeder: Cloyce C. Clark Jr.
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.

3rd
Jus Lively
Paddy O’Prado–Lively Number
Breeder: Pine Knoll Farm
Owner: Pine Knoll Farm
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

Sir Wellington Wins Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile

Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 6 Furlongs
2YO, Accredited Louisiana Breds, $100,000

Sir Wellington with Marcelino Pedroza wins the 30th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile at Fair Grounds. Hodges Photography / Jan Brubaker

SIR WELLINGTON
Palace–Scarlet Hall
Breeder: BCS Thoroughbreds LLC
Owner: Xtreme Racing Stables, LLC
Trainer: Hugh H. Robertson
Jockey: Marcelino Pedroza

2nd
Standing Perfect
Half Ours–Stand by for News
Breeder: Roger C. Rashall
Owner: Respect the Valleys, LLC
Trainer: Lee Thomas
Jockey: Florent Geroux

3rd
No Pedigree
Half Ours–All About Ju Ju
Breeder: Summer Hill Farm
Owner: Reddam Racing LLC
Trainer: Brendan P. Walsh
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

Our Lost Love Adds to Stakes Record with Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Win

Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint
Fair Grounds, 12-12-20, 6 Furlongs
3YO & upwards, Accredited Louisiana Breds, fillies and mares, $100,000

 

Our Lost Love get a nose in front of Mr. Al’s Gal to winthe 15th running of the Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint at Fair Grounds.  Hodges Photography / Amanda Hodges Weir

OUR LOST LOVE
Half Ours–Lost Love Baby
Breeder: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Owner: Tri-Star Racing LLC
Trainer: Joseph M. Foster
Jockey: Mitchell Murrill

2nd
Mr. Al’s Gal
Salute the Sarge–Spanish Ice
Breeder: J. Adcock & Neal McFadden
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: Adam Beschizza

3rd
Vacherie Girl
Tapiture–Saucey Officer
Breeder: Georgia Farms Inc
Owner: L. William and Corinne Heiligbrodt
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
Jockey: Ricardo Santana, Jr.