MARCH Calendar of Events

March 2nd        Louisiana Racing Commission Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
                            Queen Anne Ballroom, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA
March 6th         Azalea S., $100,000 Guaranteed
                            Delta Downs, Three-year-old fillies, 7 � furlongs
March 7th         Pelican Stakes, $100,000 Guaranteed
                            Delta Downs, Three-year-olds, 7 � furlongs
March 9th         Horse of the Year Results will be released
            (Overall Horse of the Year will be announced at the LTBA Annual Meeting)
March 11th       Jasmine Daniels Fundraiser
                            6-9pm, Best Western Landmark Hotel
                            $35/person includes buffet, music, dance contest, door prizes; CASH bar
                            Help horsewoman Jasmine Daniels as she recovers from a devastating spinal cord injury
March 13th       Gold Coast Stakes, $75,000 Guaranteed
                            Delta Downs, Four-year-old and upwards, fillies and mares, 1 mile
March 14th       Borgata Stakes, $75,000
                            Delta Downs, Four-year-olds and Upwards, 1 Mile
March 15th       Louisiana Horse Spring issue Ad Reservation Deadline
March 16th       Evangeline Downs Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, 10:00 a.m.
March 16th       Cochon de Lais & Ribs benefitting Louisiana Horse Rescue and Hogs for the Cause
             4-6 pm  hosted by Tail Gate Tigers & Fair Grounds
             Tickets $30 in advance; purchase at the Programs Booth and LTBA trailer (limit 200)
March 21st        Red Camelia Stakes, $60,000 Guaranteed
                             Fair Grounds, Fillies and Mares Four-year-olds and up, Abt 1 mile (turf)
March 24th       Fair Grounds Louisiana Derby Golf Tournament
                            To Benefit the Backstretch Community Entry Deadline Sunday March 22 �
                            Contact Paige: Marcinek ~  Paige.marcinek@fgno.com
                            Sandra Salmen ~  Sandra.Salmen@fgno.com
March 28th      FAIR GROUNDS LOUISIANA DERBY DAY
                           Crescent City Oaks, $75,000 Guaranteed
                           Three-year-old Accredited Louisiana bred Fillies, One mile and seventy yards
                           Crescent City Derby, $75,000 Guaranteed
                           Three-year-old Accredited Louisiana breds, One mile and one sixteenth
                           Star Guitar Stakes, $60,000 Guaranteed
                           Four-year-old and Upwards Accredited Louisiana breds, One mile and one sixteenth
                           Costa Rising Stakes, $60,000 Guaranteed
                           Four-year-old and Upwards Accredited Louisiana breds, One mile and one sixteenth
                           Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Mem. H., G II, $300,000 Guaranteed
                           Four-year-old and Upwards, One mile and one eighth (turf)
                           New Orleans H., G II, $400,000 Guaranteed
                           Four-year-old and Upwards, One mile and one eighth
                           Fair Grounds Oaks, G II, $400,000 Guaranteed
                           Three-year-old fillies, One mile and one sixteenth
                           LOUISIANA DERBY G II, $750,000 Guaranteed
                           Three-year-olds, One mile and one eighth
March 31st      LTBA Board of Directors Meeting
           3:00 p.m., Lafayette/Opelousas area (Location tba)

Jasmine Daniels Fundraiser

When:        Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where:       Best Western Landmark Hotel

2601 Severn Ave., Metairie, LA 70002

Time:         6:00 p.m. � 10:00 p.m.

Tickets:     $35 per person or

$350 for reserved tables for 10

includes buffet, music, 50�s dance contest and door prizes

CASH bar

Music by: Rick Mocklin and Southern Voice

Jasmine Daniels is an assistant trainer at New Orleans Fairgrounds. On the morning of December 23, 2014, Jasmine was injured when the horse she was riding stumbled and fell, rolling on top of her. Jasmine underwent surgery on Christmas Eve at Tulane Medical Center to repair fractured vertebra and assess damage to her spinal cord. During the surgery it was ascertained that her spinal cord was not severed, as originally thought. However, the spinal cord was heavily traumatized and needs time to heal. At this time, Jasmine is paralyzed from her waist down; however, we believe that God is not done yet and we pray for full recovery. Jasmine needs extensive, costly rehab. On January 2, 2014 she was medically transported to Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville, TN to begin her lengthy rehab. Jasmine is a fighter and if anyone can recover from this we believe that she can!

This is our chance to help Jasmine in her fight to overcome what is hopefully a bump in the road. If your know Jasmine, you know she is as tough as they come; but tough or not, she needs our help to overcome this huge financial burden ahead of her. This is what we horsemen do. We take care of each other when a helping hand is needed.

There will be a silent and a live auction, a 50/50 raffle and whiskey barrel raffles.

All proceeds raised will go directly to Jasmine.

Please make all checks payable to Jasmine Daniels.

If you would like to donate items for auction, or for ticket information contact

Rick Mocklin at 504-382-9787

Steven Albert “Steve” Lenard Obituary

Steven Albert ‘Steve’ Lenard, surrounded by his family, passed away on Thursday February 12, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer.Steve was born on August 31, 1951, in Monroe, LA to William Prentice Sr. and Dorothy Robinson Lenard. He spent his childhood in Natchitoches, LA, attended Natchitoches Central High School and was an integral part in helping his family to establish one of the first and most successful A&W Drive-In restaurants in Louisiana. After graduation he followed a passion, learned from his father, for training thoroughbred racehorses. This profession would take him as far away as Detroit and Boston and bring him as close as Shreveport and Lafayette, but home was always Swartz, LA or better known to those closest as The Farm. He retired from The Sport in 1995 and returned home where he raised beef cattle, baled hay and touching back on his childhood experiences, began a small family owned restaurant. Many who read this will remember that big smile and wave from the kitchen of Lenard’s Homecookin’.

Steve  is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna; son, Allen P. Lenard; daughter, Lynette; mother, Dorothy Robinson Lenard; aunt, Norma Lyles; brother William Prentice ‘Pete’ Lenard Jr. and wife Jan; sister, Paula Michelle ‘Mitch’ Lenard; niece Laura Leigh Lenard; 3 grandchildren, Sadi, Makin and Hannah and his close friends, H. B. Johnson Jr., Tush Spence and his brothers, Charles Hogan, Bob Smith, Lynn Soileau, Joe Duhon, Gerard Melancon, C.A Lowe and James Cook.

EVANGELINE DOWNS RELEASES 2015 THOROUGHBRED STAKES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CONTACT DON STEVENS

337-589-7441 EXT. 1268

 

                                                                                                                                                     

SCHEDULE; STALL APPLICATIONS 

DUE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

 

– NEW 84-DAY SEASON SCHEDULED TO GET UNDERWAY ON APRIL 8 –

 VINTON, LA. � Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino has released its Thoroughbred

stakes for the 2015 season which gets underway on April 8. The Opelousas,

Louisiana track will offer 21 stakes races worth total purse money of

$1,930,000 during its 84-day meeting that runs through August 29.

The highlight of the new season will take place on Saturday, May 30

when the track host the second running of the $300,000 Evangeline

Downs Turf Sprint. The five-furlong race is one of the richest turf sprints

in the country and should attract plenty of talented horses such

as Heitai, who won the inaugural edition of the event in 2014. Evangeline Downs

Turf SprintDay will include a total of five stakes races worth $640,000

in purse money.Louisiana Legends Night will take place on Independence Day,

Saturday, July 4 this year. The annual event features eight stakes races for

Louisiana-bred horses and total purse money of $700,000. The highlight of the

evening will be the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Classic for

3-year-olds and up competing at 1-1/16 miles.

Stall applications for the upcoming meet at Evangeline Downs are due by Friday, February 20.

To request a stall application horsemen can call the Evangeline Downs racing office at 337-594-3015.

The address to submit the application to is: Stall Application Committee,

2235 Creswell Lane Extension, Opelousas, Louisiana, 70570. The racing office fax number is 337-594-3166.

Listed below is the entire 2015 Evangeline Downs stakes schedule.

Date Race Name Sex/Age Dist. Purse Closing date
Fri., April 24, 2015 Matron FM3+ 1m (Turf) $60,000 G

4/11/2015

Sat., April 25, 2015 John Henry 3+ 1m 1/16 (Turf) $60,000 G

4/11/2015

Fri., May 1, 2015 Tellike FM3+ 5f (Turf) $60,000 G

4/18/2015

Sat., May 2, 2015 Need For Speed 3+ 5f (Turf) $60.000 G

4/18/2015

EVD Turf Sprint Day 5/30/15
Sat., May 30, 2015 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint 3+ 5f (Turf) $300,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Evangeline Mile 3+ 1 m $100,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Opelousas FM3+ 1m 1/16 (Turf) $100,000 G

5/9/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Lafayette* 3yr La bred 7f $70,000 G

5/16/2015

Sat., May 30, 2015 Acadiana * F3 La bred 7f $70,000 G

5/16/2015

Legends Night 7/4/15
Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Classic 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $125,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Distaff FM3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Sprint 3+ La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Mademoiselle FM3+ La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Turf 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Cheval 3 yr La bred 1m (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Soiree F 3yr La bred 1m (Turf) $100,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 4, 2015 Louisiana Legends Starter 3+ La bred 1m 1/16 $50,000 G

6/13/2015

Sat., July 11, 2015 D.S. “Shine” Young (Filly Division) F2 La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/20/2015

Sat., July 11, 2015 D.S. “Shine” Young (Colts & Geldings Division) 2 La bred 5 1/2f $100,000 G

6/20/2015

Sat., August 29, 2015 Evangeline Downs Star** 2 yr 6f $75,000 G

8/8/2015

Sat., August 29, 2015 Evangeline Downs Starlet** F2 6f $75,000 G

8/8/2015

G-Guaranteed
*Restricted: Horses which have not won a sweepstake
**Restricted:  Horses must be Stars of Tomorrow sale graduates

 

Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Evangeline Downs is located in Opelousas, Louisiana, just off I-49 at exit 18.

LTBA Premier Night Scholarship Winners

LTBA held a drawing for two $1,000 scholarships at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, February 7, following the fifth race on Louisiana Premier Night.

lapn2015scholarships
Pictured l-r: Mayor Chris Duncan, Sulphur; Roger Heitzmann, LTBA Sec/Treas.; Kealy Stelly, pre-vet student, McNeese State Univ.; Kodie Credeur, pre-vet student, LSU at Eunice; Therese Arroyo, LTBA comptroller; and Louisiana State Representative, A.B. Franklin. 

LA Bred Premier Night at Delta Downs

LA Bred Premier Night Championship

Photo Credit To:  / Coady Photography

ONE KINGS MAN - The 12th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Championship - 02-07-15 - R10 - DED fin1

ONE KING’S MAN (K One King – Mist of Honor, by Honour and Glory)
The 12th Running of the LA Premier Night Championship
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $200,000
4yo’s & up
1-1/16 Miles  1:46.47
Steve Crowe, Breeder
Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey, Owners
Joe Sharp, Trainer
Miguel Mena, Jockey
Ide Be Cool (2nd)
Sunbean (3rd)
Margins: 3 1/2, nose, neck
AFTERNOON TANGO - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Matron - 02-07-15 - R09 - DED fin

AFTERNOON TANGO  (Afternoon Deelites – Tango for Tips, by Seeking the Gold)
(Center white and red silks)
The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Matron
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $100,000
4yo’s & up, f&m
5 Furlongs  59.15
Coteau Grove Farms, Breeder
Big Aut Farms, Owner
Patrick Devereux, Jr., Trainer
Diego Saenz, Jockey
Solid Sender (2nd)
Wire Me Bessie (3rd)
Margins: nose, nose, 3/4

TENSAS HARBOR - The 12th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night  Distaff - 02-07-15 - R08 - DED fin

Tensas Harbor (Private Vow – Harbor Princess, by Boston Harbor) 
The 12th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night  Distaff
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $150,000
4yo’s & up, f&m
One Mile  1:40.54
Curt Leake, Breeder
Cantrell Family Partnership Ltd., Owner
J. Keith Desormeaux, Trainer
Miguel Mena, Jockey
Our Quista (2nd)
Tujucagofast (3rd)
Margins: 4 1/4, head, 5 1/2

MR  L S SHOE - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Prince - 02-07-15 - R07 - DED Fin

MR. L.S. SHOE  (Forefathers – Maria’s Kitty, by Maria’s Mon) 
The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Prince
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $125,000
3yo’s
7 Furlongs  1:27.37
Phyllis Hodges, Breeder
Phyllis J. Hodges, Owner
James E. Hodges, Trainer
James Graham, Jockey
Cat Sup (2nd)
Cook Some Rice (3rd)

OVER A BARREL - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Gentleman Starter - 02-07-15 - R11 - DED fin

OVER A BARREL  (Brahms – Come On Goldie, by Fast �n� Gold) 
The 11th Running of the LA Bred Gentleman Starter
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $65,000
4yo’s & up
1-1/16 Miles  1:47.83
Oscar Tolmas, Breeder
All Right Racing Stable LLC, Owner
Victor Arceneaux, Trainer
Gerard Melancon, Jockey
Badtotheboneblake (2nd)
Farmerville (3rd)
Margins: 2 1/4, nose, 2 1/2

JSLOOKOVRURSHOULDA - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter - 02-07-15 - R06 - DED fin

JSLOOKOVRURSHOULDA  (Grand Appointment – Wait Out Front, by Zuppardo�s Prince) 
The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $50,000
4yo’s & up
5 Furlongs  :59.14
Wendy Martin, Breeder
Above The Crowd Stable, LLC, & Horseplayers Racing Club, Owners
Sam Breaux, Trainer
Diego Saenz, Jockey
Lemon Sherbert (2nd)
Combatlaan (3rd)
Margins: 3 3/4, 1, nose

PRIVATE PROMISE - The 12th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Starlet - 02-07-15 - R05 - DED Fin

PRIVATE PROMISE  (Private Vow – Wave the Colors, by Brahms)
The 12th Running of LA Premier Night Starlet
Purse $125,000
3yo fillies
7 Furlongs  1:28.44
David Crisp & Cynthia Crisp
Southern Legacy Thoroughbreds LLC, Owners

C. Blaine Williams, Trainer
James Graham, Jockey
Forest Lake (2nd)
Wind Chill Factor (3rd)
Margins: head, 1, 2 1/2

QUEEN PESO - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Bon Temps Starter - 02-07-15 - R04 - DED finish 2

QUEEN PESO  (My Friend Max – Miss Fabulous, by Pentelicus)
The 11th Running of the LA Premier Night Bon Temps Starter
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $50,000
4yo’s & up, f&m
5 Furlongs  59.62
Ronald Navarro, Breeder
Foundation Racing Stable, Owner
Keith G. Bourgeois, Trainer
Joe Patin, Jr., Jockey
Dolly Bonz (2nd)
Thar She Blows (3rd)
Margins: nose, 3 1/4, 3 1/4

ZARA LAUREN - The 11th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Ladies Starter - 02-07-15 - R03 - DED Fin

ZARA LAUREN  (Zanjero – Lauren P., by Even the Score) 
The 11th Running of the LA Premier Night Ladies Starter
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $65,000
4yo’s & up, f&m
One Mile  1:41.22
Millenium Farms at Moon Lake, Breeder
William E. Goss, Owner
Karl Broberg, Trainer
Colby J. Hernandez, Jockey
Slew City Lou (2nd)
Patter Flatter (3rd)
Margins: neck, 5, 1/2

HEITAI - The 12th Running of the LA Bred Premier Night Sprint  - 02-07-15 - R02 - DED Fin

HEITAI  (Fusaichi Pegasus – Sparkles of Luck, by Mr. Sparkles)
The 12th Running of the LA Premier Night Sprint
Delta Downs   Vinton, Louisiana
February 7, 2015
Purse $100,000
4yo’s & up
5 Furlongs  57.93
Rowell Enterprises, Inc., Breeder
Rowell Enterprises, Inc., Owner
Thomas M. Amoss, Trainer
Gerard Melancon, Jockey
Louisiana Glory (2nd)
Cole’s Magic Vow (3rd)
Margins: 2 3/4, nose, head

Premier Night Results

Mary Rampellini, Delta Downs – Daily Racing Form Live
Delta: One King’s Man takes Championship
ONE KING’S MAN ($7) closed fast to win the $200,000 Premier Night Championship over dueling leaders IDE BE COOL and SUNBEAN. Ide Be Cool won a photo for second over Sunbean. Miguel Mena rode the winner for Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Joe Sharp. One King’s Man covered the mile and a sixteenth on a fast track in 1:46.47.

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One King’s Man is shown in stretch run of Championship in image provided by Coady Photography.

 

Premier Night results from Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino – Vinton, Louisiana
http://www.drf.com/race-results/DED/USA/2015-02-07/D

DELTA DOWNS WILL HOST LOUISIANA PREMIER NIGHT ON SATURDAY; HALL OF FAME JOCKEY EDDIE DELAHOUSSAYE TO HIGHLIGHT FESTIVITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT DON STEVENS
337-589-7441 EXT. 1268

– LOUISIANA NATIVE TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS DURING HUGE NIGHT OF RACING –

VINTON, LA. � Delta Downs will host its second richest program of the year on Saturday during another edition of Louisiana Premier Night. The 12-race program will feature 10 stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses and well over $1,000,000 in total purse money. First post time on Saturday will be at 5:30 pm CT.

In addition to the action on the racetrack, fans will also have the opportunity to meet Hall of Fame jockey and Louisiana native Eddie Delahoussaye, whose career included 6,384 total wins, over $195 million in mount earnings, two Kentucky Derby wins, and seven Breeders� Cup tallies. Eddie �D�, as he is affectionately called, will sign autographs in the track�s OTB between 3:30 and 4:30 pm CT.

The highlight of Saturday�s race card will come in the 10th race of the night when seven horses square off in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship. The 1-1/16 mile showdown for older horses will feature last year�s winner Sunbean, who also won the $250,000 Delta Mile and the $60,000 Gold Cup earlier this year at Delta Downs. Sunbean, who is trained by Ron Faucheux, has earned over $1 million and made it to the winner�s circle in 13 of his 20 starts.

Another horse who will garner plenty of attention on Saturday is Heitai who will go postward in the $100,000 Louisiana Premier Night Sprint, which he won in 2014. Nationally prominent trainer Tom Amoss recently took over the conditioning chores for Heitai, who has made $823,543 on 12 wins from 27 total starts. The Louisiana Premier Night Sprint field will include six horses battling it out at five furlongs in the second race on the card.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PREMIER NIGHT ENTRIES.

Listed below are the 10 Louisiana Premier Night stakes races for 2015 in program order.

Other activities on Louisiana Premier Night include a $2,500 Last Fan Standing Handicapping Contest. The event is free to all patrons 21-years of age and older. Entries will be taken in the OTB between 4 and 5:30 pm.

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders� Association is also going to conduct a free drawing for Louisiana college students during Saturday�s program. The LTBA will award two (2) $1,000 scholarships to the winners of the drawing. To enter students need to visit the LTBA table set up just outside the OTB between 4:30 and 5:30 pm. All entrants must be currently enrolled and in good standing with a Louisiana college or university.

For more information about Louisiana Premier Night and the remainder of the Delta Downs season, which runs through March 14, visit the track website at http://www.deltadownsracing.com <http://www.deltadownsracing.com> . Fans can also follow the racetrack on Facebook and Twitter.