“If we all work together, I am optimistic that we will have a brighter future ahead.”
Warren Harang, III is currently the President of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) Board of Directors.
Harang has been a thoroughbred breeder and member of the LTBA for over 30 years. A graduate of University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science, Harang owns and manages B&W Farms, Inc., a sugar cane farm in Donaldsonville where he resides with his wife Becky. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Lafourche Sugars, LLC, Past President of Ascension Parish Farm Bureau, Past Chairman of the Board of the American Sugar Cane League, and Past President of the Ascension Parish Cattleman’s Association among others.
Harang’s goal is to do the best job he possibly can to represent the interests of all who work in and enjoy the Louisiana thoroughbred industry.
His favorite Louisiana Bred is Happy Ticket. Happy Ticket remains one of the richest Louisiana-breds of all time, with earnings of $1,688,838.
Happy Ticket won or placed in 16 stakes. Outside of Louisiana, where she won seven stakes, she captured the Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, the Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, and the Chicago Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park.
Happy Ticket placed in six graded stakes, including the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I), Beldame Stakes (gr. I), and Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I).
Unraced at 2, Happy Ticket was a divisional champion in Louisiana all three years she raced. She also was voted 2006 Louisiana Horse of the Year at 5.