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.