October 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 Company of Louisiana. Click images to link to more information

Oct 1

  • 2020-21 Membership Dues are now past due. Fees are now $85.

Oct 2

  • Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session. 11:00 a.m. Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, LA

Oct.  11

  • Fair Grounds, Deadline for Stall Application

Oct.  12

  • Columbus Day

Oct. 13

  • Delta Downs 2021-22 Thoroughbred Meet opens.

Oct 15

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, Petroleum Club at 111 Heymann Blvd., Lafayette LA. Lunch will be at 1:00pm with the meeting beginning at 1:30pm.
  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Stallion Submissions are due
  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Farm and Service Directory submissions are due along with payment
  • Magnolia S., Delta Downs

Oct. 16

  • Gold Cup, Delta Downs

Oct. 22

  • Louisiana Jewel S., Delta Downs

Oct. 23

  • Louisiana Legacy S., Delta Downs

Oct 31

  • Halloween

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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 6

  • Labor Day

September 11

  • LTBA 2021 Awards Banquet and REAP Benefit starting at 5:00 pm at Evangeline Downs, Mojo’s
  • National Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assoc. (TOBA) Awards ceremony. Tri-Star Racing, LLC to be honored as the recipients of the 2020 TOBA Award for the State of Louisiana.

September 18

  • Evangeline Downs, final day of 2021 Thoroughbred Meet

September 20

  • All information due from members running for the LTBA Board of Directors

September 21

  • Louisiana Downs, final day of 2021 Thoroughbred Meet

September 30

  • 2021-22 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.  $75 before Sept. 30/$85 after Sept 30.

October 2

  • Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana 2021 Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session 11:00 a.m., Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, Louisiana

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August 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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August 1

  • Jockey Club Report of Mares Bred Due 

August 6

  • Stallion Awards to be Mailed
  • The Spotted Horse Stakes, Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA

August 7

  • Evangeline Mile Stakes, Evangeline Downs, Opelousas, LA

August 16

  • Delta Downs stall applications due for 2021-22 Thoroughbred Meet

August 21

  • Louisiana Cup Day stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Breds .
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Registration between 1:45-2:45 p.m. Drawings for two scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present at winners circle to win.)

August 30

  • Louisiana Champions Day Forms to be Mailed

August 30

August 31

  • Accreditation Applications Due

Reminder: 2021-22 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

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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July 1

July 2

  • Opelousas Stakes, Evangeline Downs

July 3

  • John Henry Stakes, Evangeline Downs

July 4

  • Independence Day

July 5

  • LTBA Office closed for 4th of July Holiday

July 8

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting. 1:30 p.m. Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas

July 9

July 16

  • Accreditation forms mailed from LTBA office

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Iron Fist Starters 2 for 2

The first two starters for Louisiana stallion Iron Fist (Tapit-Successful Outlook), have both broken their maidens in their first attempts.

Saturday, June 5th, 2-year-old Louisiana-bred filly, Buckley Bunny (Iron Fist-Slamming) won her first start, a maiden special weight at Evangeline Downs. The grey filly trained by Steven B. Flint, trailed early, but with a late burst of speed, won going away by 2 lengths.

Two weeks earlier, the first starter for Iron Fist, 2-year-old Louisiana bred filly, Feisty Fist, also broke her maiden in her first start. 

Iron Fist stands at Whispering Oaks Farm LLC in Carencro, Louisiana.

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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June 4

  • 21-22 Membership forms be mailed out

June 5

  • Louisiana Legends Night – Six stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds worth total purses of $360,000, Evangeline Downs
  • Belmont Stakes

June 9-11

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

June 14

  • Flag Day

June 20

  • Fathers Day
  • Summer Solstice

June 21

  • Texas Summer Yearling Sale Consignment Deadline

June 30 

  • Louisiana Futurity payments due

July 1

  • Start of the Membership Year

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First Starter for Iron Fist Breaks Maiden in First Start!

The first starter for Louisiana stallion Iron Fist, two-year-old Feisty Fist (Iron Fist-Sheza Roman Ruler, by Roman Ruler) won a maiden special weight at Evangeline Downs, May 20th in his first start! 

The Steven B. Flint trainee piloted by K.J. Smith took the 4 ½ furlong sprint in :54.46 to win by a length.

The two-year old gelding is a homebred for Carrol Castille and is from the first crop by Iron Fist, who stands at Castille’s Whispering Oaks Farm LLC in Carencro, Louisiana.

The morning after the victory, a very happy Flint talked about how much this win means. “It’s a long process. Carrol purchased Iron Fist with a stallion career in mind. We are very fortunate that he first continued his successful racing career becoming a millionaire. Then he began his stud career. Carrol has been building his broodmare band with top quality mares. This is at least a three year process. Last night was very satisfying. This horse [Feisty Fist] was not bred for 4 ½ furlongs. All of his [Iron Fist] babies are correct, strong, smart and athletic. We are very proud…very proud. He got a lot of peppermints last night.”

Additionally, a two-year-old filly by Iron Fist, Silver Fist, sold at the recent Fasig Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale for $80,000 after clocking 10.2 in the pre-sale under-tack show, and will be another Iron Fist runner to watch at the tracks this summer.

May Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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May 1

  • Kentucky Derby
  • Louisiana Downs 2021 Thoroughbred meet opens.

May 5

  • Cinco De Mayo

May 6 

  • National Day of Prayer

May 9

  • Mothers Day

May 14

  • EVD Distaff Stakes, Evangeline Downs

May 15

  • Preakness Stakes
  • EVD Classic Stakes, Evangeline Downs
  • Armed Forces Day

May 17

  • Tax Day

May 21

  • Louisiana Futurity Forms mail

May 31

  •  Memorial Day

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April Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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April 2

  • Good Friday

April 4

  • Easter Sunday

April 7

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 1:00 P.M. Evangeline Downs, John Henry Room.

April 8

  • Louisiana  Downs barn area opens for 2021 Thoroughbred meet.

April 22

  • Louisiana Downs 2021 Thoroughbred meet zero date for papers.

April 28

  • Evangeline Downs 2021 Thoroughbred meet opens.

 

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March Calendar of Events

 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 3

  • Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions Ballots due in LTBA office. This is a firm deadline. Ballots received after March 3rd will not be counted.

March 6

  • Allen Lacombe Memorial S, Fair Grounds
  • Red Camellia S, Fair Grounds

March 14

  • Daylight Savings Time starts – change clocks ahead one hour

March 15

  • Deadline for Louisiana Horse Spring foal photos

March 17

  • St. Patricks Day

March 17-18

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

March 19

  • Evangeline Downs Stall Applications Due

March 20

  • March Equinox, Spring Begins

March 20

  • 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

March 28

  • Palm Sunday

 

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