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(New Orleans, La.) Louisiana Cup Day will take place on Saturday, August 8, at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs Casino and Racetrack in Bossier City, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.
The drawings will be after the fifth race. The races begin at 3:15 p.m. and the student must be there to register between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the designated registration booth.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
- Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Fall 2015.
- Must be in good standing with the college or university.
- Must be present to win.
The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student’s account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.
“The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to continue making an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
For more information please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.
OPELOUSAS, La. � Evangeline Downs held two divisions of the $100,000 D.S. �Shine� Young Futurity, one for colts and geldings and one for fillies, on Saturday night. It was the male division, though, that provided the highlight performer of the evening in Cale�s Gold.
The Karl Broberg trainee was perfectly positioned by jockey Colby Hernandez behind the pacesetting duo of Il Est Beau and Wonder Run through the early fractions of 22.06 for the quarter and 45.54 for the half-mile. When the field made the stretch, Cale�s Gold moved up to take the lead and ran away from his competition to record a seven-length victory in a final time of 1:04.19 for the 5 1/2 furlongs over a fast track.
The victory by Cale�s Gold kept him undefeated through two career starts and upped his career earnings to $76,800. The colt was sent off as the 7-5 betting favorite and returned $4.80 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.20 to show. 31-1 longshot Wonder Run finished second and paid $17.80 to place and $7.60 to show. Our Rapidash was third and paid $3.80 to show.
Cale�s Gold is a Louisiana-bred colt by Gold Tribute out of the Lion Heart mare, Estella Ella. She is owned by Jerry Namy and was bred by Darrell C. Comeaux and Southern Equine Stables LLC.
The fillies division of the $100,000 D.S. �Shine� Young Futurity followed and was won by Cajun Conoseir in a final time of 1:05.52 for 5 1/2 furlongs. This race was unfortunately marred by an incident at the top of the stretch involving betting favorite, Elegant Idea, who unseated her rider, Diego Saenz. There was no immediate official information available of Saenz�s condition in the aftermath. He was taken off in an ambulance and it is believed he had mobility in his extremities. Elegant Idea was vanned off the racetrack following the incident.
Cajun Conoseir tracked the pacesetters, Little Miss Sparky and Social Factor, through a 21.95 quarter and a 45.80 half-mile. The filly then took the lead on the far turn under jockey Gerard Melancon and went on to win by 3 1/2 lengths.
With the victory, Cajun Conoseir maintained a perfect record of two wins in two starts. Her career earnings are now $76,800. She paid $6.40 to win, $4.20 to place and $3.60 to show. 42-1 longshot Aunt Nellie finished second and returned $18.20 to place and $13.60 to show. Halfandtwoquarters was third and paid $4.00 to show.
Cajun Conoseir is owned by Whispering Oaks Farm, LLC, trained by Steve Flint and was bred in Louisiana by Circle H Farms and Carrol J. Castille. She was sired by Closing Argument and is out of the Gone West mare, Midsummer Fun.
Evangeline Downs will resume live racing on Wednesday night with a nine-race program. Post time on Wednesday is 5:40 pm Central Time.
July 06, 2015
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the election for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors. Special thanks also go out to those of you who put their own business aside for some time in order to place their name on the ballot of 2015. The results are as follows, with the top five (5) being elected to a three (3) year term;
249 Jake Delhomme
230 Jay Adcock
210 Michelle LaVoice
200 Nathan Granger
181 Neal McFadden
150 Haley Granger
74 Eric P. Gary
True Ballot, as an Impartial Balloting Agency, certified that the results of the election are true and accurate, the ballots were properly counted, and rigid safeguards were maintained to protect the secrecy of the ballot. At the conclusion of the counting, all ballots and materials were placed in appropriate containers, sealed and stored by True Ballot.
Roger A. Heitzmann III
OPELOUSAS, La. � Louisiana Legends Night at Evangeline Downs showed the bettors knew what they were doing, as favorites won seven of the eight stakes races on the 12-race program. The most prominent names among all the Louisiana-breds on the card were Stormdriver, who won the Classic, Heitai, who came out on top in the Sprint, and String King, winner of the Turf. All were sent off at less than even-money and all had to persevere to achieve victory.
Stormdriver continues to make a strong case for season-ending honors at Evangeline Downs, winning his second stakes race of the season in the $125,000 Louisiana Legends Classic. Stormdriver sat toward the tail end of the field through the early stages, as Udoknowjack set solid fractions of 24.23 for the quarter and 48.81 for the half. Once the field made the far turn, though, Diego Saenz sent Stormdriver through traffic and an opening developed that the 5-year-old horse came through and he scored a 2 � length victory over the sloppy surface in a final time of 1:38.13 for 1 1/16 miles. Stormdriver is owned by Fruition Racing LLC and trained by Patrick Devereux Jr. He paid $2.60 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show.
The $100,000 Louisiana Legends Sprint was taken by Heitai, who is quickly closing in on the million dollar mark in career earnings. The win in the Sprint elevates his lifetime earnings to $981,043. Heitai darted right to the lead out of the gate and set torrid fractions of 21.97 for the first quarter and 44.64 for the half-mile. After setting those quick times, Heitai was ripe for a closing challenge and one came from Strong And Tough, ridden by Colby Hernandez. Strong And Tough got within a half-length, but could get no closer as Heitai won in an impressive final time of 1:03.12 for 5 � furlongs. Heitai is a 5-year-old gelding owned by Rowell Enterprises Inc, trained by Tom Amoss and Diego Saenz was aboard tonight. He returned $3.20 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show.
String King scored by a length in the $100,000 Louisiana Legends Turf, run over the sloppy main track after heavy rains on Saturday forced racing off the turf. String King had to wear down longshot leader, Drewssasin, who led most of the way at odds of 26-1. The 7-year-old gelding also had to withstand challenges from Galveston Harbor and Old Pal of Mine in the stretch before prevailing in a final time of 1:38.62 for 1 1/16 miles. String King is owned and trained by Charles Craig Smith and was ridden to victory by Richard Eramia. He paid $2.60 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show.
There were five other stakes races on the Louisiana Legends program at Evangeline Downs. Over A Barrel was up in time to prevail in a photo in the $50,000 Starter. Pacific Pink came rolling from off the pace to draw away to a 4 � length victory in the $100,000 Soiree. Snappy Girl was an impressive gate-to-wire winner in the $100,000 Mademoiselle. Mobile Bay took the lead on the far turn and held off the closers to take the $100,000 Cheval. Heatseeker Sharon went to the front right away and led all the way around the racetrack to win the $100,000 Distaff.
For more information about the upcoming season at Evangeline Downs visit the track�s website atwww.evangelinedownsracing.com.
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.
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.
- LTBA Membership Applications Due
- Louisiana Futurity Eligibility Payments due
- Louisiana Legends Night Evangeline Downs
- LTBA Board of Directors Election Results Announced
- Accreditation Forms will be mailed
- Reminder ~ Draw your Coggins test for the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale
- LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 12:00 noon, Prejeans, Carencro
- D.S. �Shine� Young Futurities
- Get your ads in for Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale Catalog
- Louisiana Horse Magazine Summer Issue Ad Reservation Deadline