LTBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Results

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has releases the results of the 2014 Horse of the Year voting.

2014 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly
Wind Chill Factor
Successful Appeal – Shakopee by Evansville Slew
Bred by Camelia J. Casby
2014 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
Mr. L. S. Shoe
Forefathers – Maria’s Kitty by Maria’s Mon
Bred by Phyllis Hodges
2014 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly
Our Quista
Half Ours – Quista by Conquistador Cielo
Bred by Oak Tree Stables
2014 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
Vicar�s In Trouble
Into Mischief – Vibrant by Vicar
Bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC
2014 Four-Year-Old & Upwards Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly or Mare
Sittin At The Bar
Into Mischief – Fast Laner by Mutakddim
Bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC
2014 Four-Year-Old & Upwards Accredited Louisiana Bred Male
Sunbean
Brahms – X Strawdnair by Malagra
Bred by Brittlyn, Inc.
2014 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year
Character Builder
2014 Andrew L. �Red� Erwin Stallion of the Year
Brahms (co-winner)
Half Ours (co-winner)
2014 Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards
B. Wayne Hughes� Spendthrift Farm
2014 Leading Breeder by Percentage of Winners
Terry Adcock (co-winner)
Brett Brinkman & Alan Chiasson (co-winner)

Awards will be presented at the 2015 LTBA Annual Meeting, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino. Congratulations to the winners and their connections.

– THE GLENN DELAHOUSSAYE TRAINEE SCORES HIS FIRST STAKES VICTORY –

VINTON, LA.  Susan Mouton’s Cat Sup scored a narrow victory in Saturday night’s $100,000 Pelican Stakes at Delta Downs as he just held off a furious late charge by race favorite Four Leaf Chief. The top two finishers were separated by only a nose in the 7-1/2 furlong test for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds.

After breaking sharply and stalking the early pace set by Sharon’s Boy, Cat Sup moved toward the lead in the upper stretch under jockey Carlos Nieto before taking command inside the sixteenth pole. But an easy win was not in the cards as Four Leaf Chief came flying from far back and just missed at the finish line. Charlie’s Affair wound up third, another 1-1/4 lengths behind the top two finishers.

Cat Up covered the distance over a fast track in 1:34.22

The tally by Cat Sup marked the first stakes win of his career and it was his third overall venture to the winner’s circle from seven starts. The Glenn Delahoussaye trainee earned $60,000 for his effort and now boasts a lifetime bankroll of $137,950.

Cat Sup is a 3-year-old bay gelding by Discreet Cat, out of the Deputy Minister mare President’s Girl. He was bred in Louisiana by Twin Creeks Farm.

Sent to the post as the narrow second choice of the wagering public at odds of 1.9-1, Cat Sup paid $5.80 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.60 to show. Four Leaf Chief was worth $3 to place and $2.60 to show. Charlie’s Affair paid $6 to show.

Delta Downs begins its final week of racing on Wednesday night with another 11-race program that begins at 5:30 pm CT

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

FAIR GROUNDS TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT PURSES 10% FOR REMAINDER OF THE MEET

NEW ORLEANS (March 4, 2015) � As a result of an increase in pari-mutuel handle and increased slots and video poker revenue in 2015, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% increase in overnight purses for the remainder of the 143rdthoroughbred racing season.

�I am pleased to announce this purse increase,� said Fair Grounds Track President Tim Bryant. �We are appreciative of all of our owners and horsemen for the help they have given us to produce an attractive live racing product to which bettors and racing fans have responded positively.�

The 10% purse increase will go into effect on Saturday, March 7.

About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation�s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 11 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 143rd Thoroughbred Racing Season � highlighted by the 102nd running of the Louisiana Derby � will run from November 2014 through March 2015. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.