2015 Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale Concludes in West Monroe

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 18
jcalzone@calzone.com

BSCOL Sales Director:
Tim Boyce
(972) 523-0332
tboyce@louisianabred.com

LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
roger@louisianabred.com

(West Monroe, La.) – The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana (BSCOL) concluded its sale at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. today. The results are posted below.

RESULTS OF 2015 YEARLING SALE FOR BREEDERS SALES COMPANY OF LOUISIANA

Cataloged

220

Outs

34

Sold

120

Buy Back

66

Gross

$1,110,000

Average

$9,250

 hip-168
Hip #168 Gray filly by Half Ours-Frosty Promise, by Frosty The Snowman
Consigned by Clear Creek Stud LLC, Agent
Purchased by Virginia Lazenby for $66,000

Tim Boyce, sales director of the BSCOL, believes this sale had a good outcome for the region. �This sale proved it is a good southwest regional sale,� states Boyce.  �The buyers showed up from all over the United States and kept our consignors busy showing their yearlings since Saturday. We are satisfied with the outcome of this sale.�

�The sire power drove the sale along with the breeders who produced some outstanding yearlings,� said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA). �We believe we gave buyers ample opportunities to find a horse for any program. We were fortunate to have Tim as our sales director and he really produced for us during his first year on the job.�

For complete results to:http://www.louisianabred.com/2015-yearling-sale/index.php.

The BSCOL would also like to remind all buyers that any Louisiana Bred that passed through the sales ring at the 2015 Annual Yearling Sale is eligible to race in the A.L. �Red� Erwin Memorial Stakes or the Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes which are currently run at Louisiana Downs in the late summer or early fall of their 3YO year. The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Inc. (BSCOL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA).

The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana announced earlier that it has been extended an invitation from Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino to have yearlings sold through the 2015 Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale to be eligible for two new stakes races that will be added to the stakes schedule at Evangeline Downs for the 2017 season. The races will be restricted to Three-Year-Olds that have been sold at either Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale or any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana Sale beginning with the 2015 sales. These new races will not be restricted to Louisiana Breds. Each race will offer a purse of $75,000 with one race for Fillies and the other for Colts & Geldings. The dates and conditions are yet to be announced.

Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Sale Set for September 29 Reminder and Update

The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana would like to remind you of our upcoming Yearling Sale on Tuesday, September 29, 11:00 CT.

Breakfast for Buyers and Consignors begins at 8:00am the morning of the sale Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Seven new yearlings added to the sale, Hips #20, #38, #70, #102, #106, #118, and #154 (The pedigrees are available on the online catalog.)

Click here to download the catalog.
Click here to view the catalog online.

All Yearlings will be on the grounds by 3:00pm Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Buyer Registration and Agent Authorization forms are located within the first few pages of the catalog.

Can�t wait to see you there!

Equine Instructor Certification Workshop Nov. 5-7

Subject: Equine Instructor Certification Workshop

When: November 5-7, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM -4:30 PM Th-F and 8:00 Noon on Saturday

Where: University of Louisville Shelby Campus Event and ConferenceCenter

The Elite Program has announced an Equine Teacher Certification Workshop to be held November 5-7 at the University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus Event and Conference Center. Elite Program executive director Dr. C. Reid McLellan and other certified Groom Elite instructors will provide instruction and facilitate this workshop.

This workshop is the first step in the Certified Instructor process for individuals and organizations that would like to offer Groom Elite Certification course(s) at their venue(s) using local instructors. Groom Elite philosophy and methods will be discussed and criteria for certification will be outlined. The event will also benefit instructors of equine classes at local high schools, community colleges and programs targeting veterans, at-risk youth and similar populations. In addition, anyone teaching equine programs, such as 4-H, local riding instructors and individuals working with therapeutic riding programs will find tools that can help them achieve their objectives.

This Equine Instructor Certification workshop will be an intensive two and one-half days of continuing education discussing principles of horse behavior and horse management as taught in the Groom Elite Master Course Book with emphasis on teaching of those principles. Using the Groom Elite format of lecture and hands-on learning, Dr. McLellan and others will demonstrate methods of teaching horse behavior and how it relates to safe handling, grooming and riding of horses. Participants will see different teaching aids and methods available such as anatomical models and Power Point slide shows to teach underlying principles of equine care and management techniques. Visual aids discussion will include effective utilization of the Groom Elite Power Point library and methods of adapting a Power Point slide show to your specific situation. Horse owners and students interested in learning more about their horses are welcome to attend if space is available. All participants will benefit from the hands-on experience and opportunity to work with equine trainers andinstructors.

Tuition is waived for the first 20 instructors to register, due to a generous grant from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation, as well as support from the University of Louisville’s Equine Management program. Non-instructors (including students) may attend at a reduced tuition of $100 with enrollment capped at 25 participants.

All classroom sessions will be in Founders Union Hall at the Shelby Event and Conference Center, 312 North Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222.Hands-on sessions will be at a nearby equine facility.

Visit www.groomelite.comor call Dr. McLellan at 859-321-4377 to access the detailed program outline and register for thiseducational workshop.

The Elite Program, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization with mission of providing horsemen an opportunity for professional and personal growth, by increasing their understanding of the horse with which they work and enhancing their professional skills.

Louisiana Downs Super Derby Day

Louisiana Super Derby Day
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
September 12, 2015

Mobile Bay 9-12-2015-F

Mobile Bay with Edgar Prado aboard wins the 36th running of the Grade II $400,000 Super Derby
at Louisiana Downs.  Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.
Mobile Bay (Lone Star Special – Tranquility Bay)
September 12, 2015
Louisianan Downs
$400,000, 3yo
1 1/8 mile, 1:50.83
Breeder/Owner: Tigertail Ranch
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Chocopologie, 2nd
Allied Air Raid, 3rd
Margins: 2 1/4, 1, neck

Ten Crowns 9-12-15

Ten Crowns with Don Simington aboard captures the 8th running of the $100,000 Louisiana Stallion Stakes
(Filly Division) at Louisiana Downs
Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr. Louisiana Stallion S.
$100,000, 2yo f
7 furlongs, 1:27.79
Ten Crowns  (Tenpins – Midnight Lightning0
Breeder: Channon Farm, LLC
Owner: Hickory Stables
Trainer: Al Cates
Jockey: Donald Simington
Kiss a Yankee, 2nd
Wildcat Springs, 3rd
Margins: 1 3/4, neck, 2 1/4

Our Rapiddash 9-12

Our Rapidash with jockey Donnie Meche aboard captures the $100,000 Louisiana Stallion Stakes
(Colts & Gelding Division) at Louisiana Downs
$100,000, 2yo
7 furlongs, 1:25.60
Our Rapidash (Half Ours – Eyes On Molly)
Owner: Mintmere Thoroughbreds
Breeder: Wade C. Mott & Jeffrey W. Mott
Trainer: Glenn Delahoussaye
Jockey: Donnie Meche
Zackarooney, 2nd
Icy Gentleman, 3rd
Margins: 3 1/4, 5 1/4, 2

String King 9-12-2015

With a late stretch charge String King with Richard Eramia aboard captures the 37th running of the Unbridled Stakes
at Louisiana Downs
Hodges Photography / Lou Hodges, Jr.
$75,000, 3yo
1 1/16 mile, turf, 1:40.77
String King  (Crowned King – String Dancer)
Owner/Trainer: Charles Craig Smith
Breeder: Charlie Smith
Jockey: Richard Eramia
Well’s Gold, 2nd
Chongo, 3rd
Margins: 1/2, neck, 2 1/4

Mobile Bay, Prado Rally to Super Derby Win and Other Louisiana Bred Wins

By , The Bloodhorse

Mobile Bay missed in the prep but delivered in the race that counted, rallying to victory in the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Louisiana DownsWatch Video

The Tigertail Ranch homebred saw his three-race win streak come to an end when he finished third in the Super Derby Prelude Stakes Aug. 8 at Louisiana Downs, but on Saturday the Louisiana-bred son of Lone Star Special rallied past three horses in the stretch to secure the first graded stakes win of his career.

Early on, Emerald Downs Derby winner Prime Engine had things his way leading through a quarter-mile in :23.73 and a half-mile in :49.47. But soon after that half-mile, Prime Engine had enough and Super Derby Prelude winner The Pickett Factor and runner-up Allied Air Raid battled for the lead through the final turn.

In the stretch those two were joined by Chocopologie, but Mobile Bay, with Edgar Prado aboard for the first time, joined the party outside the trio and drew off late for a clear victory, completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.83 on a fast track. While Prado added another nice win to his Racing Hall of Fame career, trainer Victor Arceneaux secured his first graded stakes win.

Mobile Bay paid $10.60 to win, $5.60 to place, and $3 to show. Chocopologie finished second and returned $10.20 and $4.60, while favorite Allied Air Raid finished third�earning his second graded stakes placing�and paid $2.60 to show.

A race before the Super Derby, Charlie Smith homebred String King rallied from fifth to win the $75,000 Unbridled Stakes for 3-year-olds and older on the turf. The Louisiana-bred 7-year-old Crowned Kinggelding, who secured a grade III win earlier this season, notched the 13th stakes win of his storied career in the Unbridled. Watch Video

A pair of 2-year-olds secured the first stakes wins of their respective careers Saturday in divisions of the Louisiana Stallion Stakes. In the colts and geldings division, Mintmere Thoroughbreds’ Our Rapidash, by Half Ours), rolled to a 3 1/4-length victory in the seven-furlong test. Watch Video In the filly division at the same distance, Hickory Stables’ Ten Crowns, by Tenpins, rallied from sixth to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Watch Video

Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Announces the Addition of SIX Outstanding Yearlings to Our 2015 Yearling Sale

The catalog pages are on these yearlings will be on our website under the hip numbers they have been assigned.

Hip # Dam Consignor
#20 Rare Ribbon Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent
#70 Stand By The Phone Clear Creek Stud LLC, Agent
#102 Silent Run Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent
#106 Summer Shade Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent
#118 Character Builder Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent
#154 Lady Alexander Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent

Click here to download a copy of the pedigrees.

Please check out these as well as the entire catalog at www.louisianabred.com. For more information contact:

BSCOL Sales Director:
Tim Boyce
(972) 523-0332
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LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
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Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Sales Yearling Invited To Be Eligible for Two New Stakes Races at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 18
jcalzone@calzone.com

BSCOL Sales Director:
Tim Boyce
(972) 523-0332
tboyce@louisianabred.com

LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
roger@louisianabred.com

Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Sales Yearling Invited To Be Eligible for Two New Stakes Races at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino

(New Orleans, La.) – The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana announced that it has been extended an invitation from Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino to have yearlings sold through the 2015 Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale to be eligible for two new stakes races that will be added to the stakes schedule at Evangeline Downs for the 2017 season. The races will be restricted to Three-Year-Olds that have been sold at either Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale or any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana Sale beginning with the 2015 sales. These new races will not be restricted to Louisiana Breds. The inaugural running of each race will be in 2017. Each race will offer a purse of $75,000 with one race for Fillies and the other for Colts & Geldings. The dates and conditions are yet to be announced.

We are very pleased with this new development, said Tom Early, President of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana is a subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Our sale has been the leader in the state for over twenty-five years. To partner with Evangeline Downs and the horsemen of the state in forming these two new stakes races is ideal for everyone involved.

If you would like a catalog mailed to you, contact the LTBA at 1-800-772-1195. A PDF and print ready copy of the catalog is available for download here or viewable online here. In addition, the catalog is available at EquineLine via the app for the iPad. The sale can be viewed via a webcast on louisianabred.com beginning at 11:00 a.m. the day of the sale.

The BSCOL would also like to remind all buyers that any Louisiana Bred that passes through the sales ring at the 2015 Annual Yearling Sale is eligible to race in the A.L. Red Erwin Memorial Stakes or the Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes which are currently run at Louisiana Downs in the late summer or early fall of their 3YO year. The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Inc. (BSCOL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA).

Travel and Hotel Information:

There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the Ike Hamilton Expo Center.

1. Hilton: 318-398-0653
(Ask for Breeders Sales Company Rates)
2. Hampton Inn: 318-938-2800
(Ask for Breeders Sales Company Rates)
3. Comfort Inn: 318-361-0750
4. Holiday Inn Express: 318-807-6000
5. Best Western, West Monroe: 318-322-9922
6. Quality Inn & Suites: 318-387-2711
7. Red Roof Inn: 318-388-2420
8. Americas Best Value Inn: 318-325-5780
9. Wingate Inn: 318-387-7395
10. Motel 6: 318-388-3810

If you need assistance booking a room, please contact the LTBA office at (504) 947-4676.

Monroe, Louisiana is home to the Monroe Regional Airport. The Monroe Regional Airport is served by four air carriers; Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, and American Airlines with daily direct flights to Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Dallas/Fort Worth. AVIS Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car, Hertz Rent A Car, and National Car Rental offer on-site car rental services.