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.Brought to you by Whispering Oaks Farm,   Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, and Breeders Sales of Louisiana. Click images to link to more information

September 5

  • Labor Day

September 10

  • National Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assoc. (TOBA) Awards ceremony. P. Dale Ladner and Brett Brinkman to be honored as the recipients of the 2021 TOBA Award for the State of Louisiana.


September 11

  • Patriot Day

September 15

  • 2022-23 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.  $75 before Sept. 15/$85 after Oct. 31.

September 22

  • Fall Equinox

September 27

  • Louisiana Downs, final day of 2022 Thoroughbred Meet

October 1

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August Calendar of Events from the LTBA

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August 1

  • Jockey Club Report of Mares Bred Due 

August 5

  • The Spotted Horse Stakes, Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA

August 6

  • LTBA Board of Directors meeting, 10:30 a.m., Winners Circle Church
  • Louisiana Cup Day six stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Breds, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City.
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Registration between 12:45-1:45 p.m. Drawings for two scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present at winners circle to win.)
  • Evangeline Mile Stakes, Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA


August 10

  • Delta Downs stall applications due for 2022-23 Thoroughbred Meet

August 12

  • Stallion Awards to be Mailed

August 26

  • D.S. Shine Young Futurity (Filly Division), Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA

August 27

  • D.S. Shine Young Futurity (Colt and Gelding Division), Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA
  • Evangeline Downs Closing Day of 2022 Thoroughbred Meet

August 29

  • Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

August 31

  • Accreditation Applications Due

Reminder: 2022-23 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.
$75 before Sept. 30/$85 after Sept 30.

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July Calendar of Events from the LTBA

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July 1

  • Louisiana Futurity Eligibility Payments due
  • Opelousas Stakes, Evangeline Downs

July 2

  • John Henry Stakes, Evangeline Downs


July 4

  • Independence Day. LTBA Office closed for 4th of July Holiday

July 6

  • Breeders Sales of Louisiana Yearling Sale Followed by Mixed Session Consignment Deadline

July 15

July 23
Louisiana Cup Day Nominations Close 

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June 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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•       Louisiana Legends Night – Six stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds worth total purses of $450,000, Evangeline Downs

June 7-9

  • OBS June Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale, Ocala, FL

June 11
•       Annual Awards Banquet in conjunction with REAP Benefit, 5:00 p.m. Mojo’s at Evangeline Downs
•       LTBA Board of Directors Meeting 1:00 pm
•       Belmont Stakes

June 14

  • Flag Day

June 19

  • Fathers Day

June 21

  • Summer Solstice

June 24

  • Texas Summer Yearling Sale Consignment Deadline

June 30 

  • Louisiana Futurity payments due

 

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Recovered From Foot Bruise, Un Ojo ‘On The Right Track’ For Preakness Try

by Maryland Jockey Club Press Office

 

Un Ojo at Churchill Downs with Clay Courville

Forced to bypass the Kentucky Derby because of a minor but untimely foot bruise, Un Ojo’s team believes the gelding will be ready to put his best hoof forward in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.

Un Ojo jogged twice around Churchill Downs’ mile track Monday morning under Clay Courville, assistant to his dad, Louisiana-based trainer Ricky Courville, while also serving as exercise rider, groom and hotwalker when their stable star is on the road.

“He’s doing good. He’s been training good, been back to the track three times now,” Clay Courville said. “He’s on the right track, moving forward. He wanted to gallop. I decided to give him another day of jogging and I’ll gallop him (Tuesday) morning. The foot seems good. He’s hitting the ground well, traveling well. We’ll gallop tomorrow and see how he is.”

The one-eyed Un Ojo was withdrawn from the Derby the morning that entries were taken, five days before the Churchill Downs classic.

“It was tough,” Clay Courville said. “It was hard to do, but it was the right thing for the horse. If everything goes well, we’ll be on to the Preakness. He’s scheduled to work on Saturday morning. We’ll see how he is after that and decide what to do.”

Courville said his dad has never raced a horse at Pimlico but that he came to Old Hilltop when trainer Eric Guillot asked him to help out with Laoban, who finished sixth in the 2016 Preakness.

“I was working for my dad when Mr. Eric called me and gave me the opportunity to travel and come up with him and get on the horse for the Preakness,” he said. “I took advantage of it and went. It was just cool to be up there and experience new things as a young kid.”

Clay Courville, now 25, can appreciate Rich Strike’s Kentucky Derby victory at 80-1 odds after drawing into the field at literally the last minute to carry the banner for the “little guy.” Rich Strike is only the second graded-stakes winner for trainer Eric Reed, in a career that began in 1985 and includes 1,445 victories through Sunday. Un Ojo won Oaklawn Park’s $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) at 75-1 to give Ricky Courville his first graded-stakes score.

“I was extremely happy for their connections,” Clay Courville said of the Rich Strike team. “I feel people like that deserve it, people who work hard and don’t have a lot of horses like that, like most people don’t. They take pride in their work, and I like seeing people like that win.”

Still, Clay Courville acknowledged of the Derby: “It kind of sucked watching it, because I was like, ‘Man, it set up perfect for our type of horse: the hot pace and all the closers came running.’ You never know.”

May Calendar of Events from the LTBA

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May 1, 5, 6, 7, 8

  • 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 5

  • Cinco De Mayo
  • National Day of Prayer

May 6

  • Kentucky Oaks
  •  EVD Distaff Stakes, Evangeline Downs

May 7

May 8

  • Mothers Day

May 18

  • Louisiana Tax Day

May 21

  • Preakness Stakes
  • Armed Forces Day

May 23

  • Louisiana Futurity Forms mail

May 30

  •  Memorial Day

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April Calendar of Events from the LTBA

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April 4

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Breeze Show, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 6

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
  • Evangeline Downs 2022 Thoroughbred Meet Opens

April 7

  • Louisiana  Downs barn area opens for 2022 Thoroughbred meet.


April 10

  • Palm Sunday

April 12

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, Prejeans, Lafayette, LA, 12:00 noon

April 15

  • Good Friday/LTBA Office Closed
  • Acadiana Stakes, Evangeline Downs

April 16

  • Lafayette Stakes, Evangeline Downs

April 17

  • Easter Sunday

April 18

  • Tax Day

April 19

  • LTBA to mail letter to membership for nominations to run for LTBA Board of Directors.

April 28

  • Louisiana Downs 2022 Thoroughbred meet zero date for papers.

April 29, 30
May 1, 5, 6, 7, 8

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds

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We apologize for any inconvenience.

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First Mares Confirmed in Foal to No Parole

The first mares have been confirmed in-foal to Grade I winner No Parole (Violence), Whispering Oaks Farm and Coteau Grove Farms announced Wednesday.

Among the early mares scanned in-foal include Coteau Grove’s Naive Enough (Street Sense), a full-sister to stakes- winner/Grade I-placed Light the City, who in turn is the dam of Grade I-placed Illumination, who sold for $875,000 as a broodmare prospect last year at Fasig-Tipton November.

“A mare of the quality of Naive Enough is indicative of the kind of mare we are breeding to No Parole to support him,” said Coteau Grove’s bloodstock advisor Andrew Cary. “She was a close fourth in the GII Golden Rod S. as a 2-year-old and is big, good-looking mare with a huge pedigree. She has already produced two winners and her 2-year-old is training very well in Florida right now. We have several stakes winners and stakes producers booked to No Parole and will continue to support him. Whispering Oaks is a tremendous partner in the horse and is also supporting him strongly. He has also been very well received by breeders throughout Louisiana.”

No Parole, winner of the 2020 GI Woody Stephens S., captured six of 13 starts and earned $369,866. He is standing his first season at an advertised fee of $3,500, stands and nurses.

March 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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March 1

  • Mardi Gras. LTBA office will be closed.
  • Mardi Gras Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

March 2

  • Ash Wednesday

March 5

  • Black Gold Stakes
  • Edward J. Johnston Memorial S, Fair Grounds
  • Red Camellia S, Fair Grounds
  • Delta Downs Closing Day of 2021-2022 Thoroughbred Race Meet


March 12

  • Allen Lacombe Memorial S, Fair Grounds

March 13

  • Daylight Savings Time starts – change clocks ahead one hour

March 15

  • Deadline for Louisiana Horse Spring foal photos

March 17

  • St. Patricks Day

March 15-16

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

March 20

  • March Equinox, Spring Begins

March 26

  • Louisiana Derby Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds: Tom Benson Memorial S., Costa Rising S., Crescent City Derby, Crescent City Oaks, G2 Muniz Memorial H., G2 New Orleans H., G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, G2 Louisiana Derby

March 27

  • Star Guitar S., Fair Grounds
  • Shantel Lanerie Memorial S., Fair Grounds
  • Page Cortez S., Fair Grounds

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