January Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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REMINDER

Dec 31

  • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
  • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)

Jan 1

  • New Years Day
  • LTBA Offices Closed in observance of New Years

Jan 5

  • Lookout S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 6

  • B-Connected S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA
  • Pan Zareta Overnight S., Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA

Jan 12

  • Take Charge Brandi S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA
  • Eldorado S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 13

  • Road to the Derby Kickoff Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds; G3 Lecompte S, Silverbulletday S., Duncan F. Kenner S., Louisiana S., G3 Col. E. R. Bradley H., Marie G. Krantz Mem. S.
  • Fremont S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA
  • Big Drama S., Delta Downs, Vinton, LA

Jan 15

  • Martin Luther King Day

Jan 28

  • The Big Easy Overnight S., New Orleans Fair Grounds

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Equine Sales Company Announces 2018 Auction Dates

(December 20, 2017 — Opelousas, Louisiana)  Equine Sales Company is pleased to announce the dates for its three auctions in 2018 to be held in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for Monday, May 7, with the breeze show set for May 6, the day after the Kentucky Derby. The consignor select yearling sale will be held Thursday, September 6, and the open yearling and mixed sale will be Sunday, October 28.
“This will mark our seventh year in operation, so I think we have found the proper placement of these sales that works well for horsemen in Louisiana, the Southwest and around the country,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “We had a very strong year in 2017, despite our select sale being impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We are anticipating an even better year in 2018 as we continue with two of the most positive enhancements we have made in recent years with the unified yearling sale in cooperation with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and the Equine Sales Oaks and Derby for sale graduates at Evangeline Downs.”
For more information, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.

December Calendar of E vents

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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Dec 1

  • Louisiana Champions Day Entry Day

 

Dec 2

  • Clear Creek Stud Stallion Presentation, Folsom, 11:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Richard R. Scherer Memorial Overnight Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Dec 6

  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register publishes on LTBA website

 

Dec 8

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 12:00 Noon, Landry’s Seafood Lakefront, New Orleans

Dec 9

  • 27th Annual Louisiana Champions Day, 8 stakes for Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds, 3 stakes for Louisiana Bred Quarter Horses $1.1 million in purses. New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st Post 1:00 p.m.
  • Louisiana Champions Day, Race Central, 12:30 through last race, New Orleans Fair Grounds, Black Gold Room. Lunch is served from 1pm – 3pm.
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawings; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. (Registration between 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.Drawings for two scholarships will occur at the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present at winners circle to win.)

 

Dec 15

  • Anyone with information about Louisiana Breds winning outside of North America, please contact Roger Heitzmann (Roger@louisianabred.com)

 

Dec 16

  • Santa Super Saturday, New Orleans Fair Grounds; Tenacious Stakes, Bonapaw Stakes, Blushing KD Stakes, Buddy Diliberto Stakes, Sugar Bowl Overnight Stake, Letellier Overnight Stakes

 

Dec 25

  • Christmas

 

Dec 26

  • Tiffany Lass Overnight Stake, New Orleans Fair Grounds

 

Dec 29

  • Starlight Racing, New Orleans Fair Grounds, 1st post 5 p.m. Fair Grounds Starlight Racing. Groovy 7 in the Clubhouse & Adam Pearce (The Voice® contestant) in the Miller Time Beer Garden Starlight Tent
  • LTBA  and Fair Grounds Scholarship Drawings; four $1,000 scholarships for current college students. Must be present to win. For Details contact Fair Grounds Race Course.

 

Dec 30

  • New Orleans Fair Grounds Stakes: Woodchopper Stakes, Pago Hop Stakes,

 

Dec 31

  • New Years Eve
  • Louisiana Stallion Registrations Due
  • Louisiana Futurity Nominations Due (pregnant mares)
  • Louisiana Futurity, Divisions for Fillies and for Colts and Geldings, New Orleans Fair Grounds

 

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November Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Whispering Oaks Farm, Clear Creek Studand Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information
Nov 11

  • Veterans Day

Nov 15

  • Final Louisiana Champions Day Nominations Deadline

Nov 17

  • Louisiana Jewel, Delta Downs, Vinton

Nov 18 

  • Louisiana Legacy, Delta Downs, Vinton
  • Fair Grounds 146th Season Opens
  • Fair Grounds Starlight Racing. The Chee Weez in the Clubhouse & the Jukebox Heroes in the Miller Time Beer Garden Starlight Tent
  • Mr. Sulu Overnight Stakes, Fair Grounds, New Orleans
  • Happy Ticket Overnight Stakes, Fair Grounds, New Orleans
  • Heitai Overnight Stakes, Fair Grounds, New Orleans
  • Si Cima Overnight Stakes, Fair Grounds, New Orleans

Nov 20

  • Louisiana Racing Commission Meeting, 11:00 am, Conference Room, Louisiana Racing Commission Main Office, New Orleans, LA

Nov 23

  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Handicap, Fair Grounds, New Orleans

Nov 25

  • Supplemental nominations for Louisiana Champions Day Starter Handicap Stakes

Nov 27

  • Stallion Registration Forms (covered in ‘17 for foals of ‘18) to mail from LTBA office

Nov 30

  • Louisiana Futurity Nomination Forms to mail from LTBA office

Dec 2

 

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY 2017 OPEN YEARLING & MIXED SALE, Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sale and webcast will begin at 10:00 AM

Equine Sales Company will hold its 2017 Open Yearling and Mixed Sale, Sunday, October 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.

With supplements to the original catalog, a total of 221 head will be offered. Among the sires represented in the yearling session are Justin Phillip, Lookin at Lucky, Custom for Carlos, Songandaprayer, Half Ours, Guilt Trip and Star Guitar. Many of those same stallions are also represented among the in-foal offerings. The sale will begin with the yearlings followed by the mixed session.

The sale catalog as well as the supplements are  now online, and the auction will be live-streamed at www.equinesalesofla.com. Sale and webcast will begin at 10:00 AM

For more information visit the Equine Sales website:  www.equinesalesofla.com
or contact:
Equine Sales Company
337-678-3024 or email:  sales@equinesalesofla.com.

 

Large Supplement Added to Equine Sales Company’s Yearling and Mixed Sale

(Opelousas, Louisiana – October 5, 2017) — A supplement of 26 head has been added to the upcoming Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale. With the additional entries, the total catalogue now comprises a total of 221 offerings.
The sale will be held Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.
“With this supplement we have surpassed the total entries from last year’s sale, so it’s encouraging to see the increased interest from consignors,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “And we’ve already had catalogue requests from quite a few new buyers.”
The supplement is now posted at www.equinesalesofla.com.

October Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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Oct 1

  • 2017-18 Membership Dues are now past due. Fees are now $85.

Oct 2

  • Louisiana Champions Day Early Bird Nominations are due

Oct.  4

  • Fair Grounds, Deadline for Stall Application

Oct 10

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 12:00 P.M. Prejeans, Carencro

Oct 15

Oct 16

  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Stallion Submissions are due
  • Louisiana Horse Stallion Register Farm and Service Directory submissions are due along with payment

Oct 18

  • Delta Downs 2017-18 Thoroughbred Meet opens. Wednesdays-Saturdays.
    Post Time 5:30
  • Fair Grounds, Barn Area Opens
  • Fair Grounds, Training Begins

Oct.  20

  • Magnolia S., Delta Downs

Oct.  21

  • Gold Cup, Delta Downs

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Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales’ Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

(Opelousas, Louisiana — September 19, 2017) — A catalogue of 195 head has been released for the Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale. Approximately 10 late supplements are being added, which will bring the total catalogue to more than 200. The auction will be held Sunday, October 15, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The auction will start with an offering of 73 yearlings followed by a mixed session with 122 head. The mixed session includes 31 weanlings and six 2-year-olds along with broodmares, a stallion and horses of racing age. 
Among the sires represented in the yearling session are Justin Phillip, Lookin at Lucky, Custom for Carlos, Songandaprayer, Half Ours, Guilt Trip and Star Guitar. Many of those same stallions are also represented among the in-foal offerings.
“We had a very good select yearling sale in August, so I think that momentum will continue with this one,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “This catalogue has something for everyone in all price ranges, and we expect to have some new buyers who couldn’t make it to our last sale due to Hurricane Harvey.”
To view the catalog, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.

Equine Sales Company Records Across-the-Board Gains in Consignor Select Yearling Sale

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Equine Sales Company on Thursday posted gains in every meaningful category in its Consignor Select Yearling Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana. All told, 138 of 193 head sold for a total of $1,636,400 with an average of $11,858 and median of $7,000. That represents a gain of 8.8 percent in sales compared to last year’s total of $1,503,900 with an identical number of horses sold. This year’s average of $11,858 was an increase of 8.8 percent from last year, and the median of $7,000 is 27.3 percent better than last year’s $5,500. The buyback rate this year was 28.5 percent compared to 33.7 percent last year.

“We expected to have a strong sale as our consignors really showcased a excellent selection of yearlings,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “But I was even a little surprised how good the numbers were considering the region is still dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey.”

The sale-topper was Hip 116, a Louisiana-bred colt by 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft out of the stakes-placed Cat Thief mare Noble Bandit. The April 19 foal was consigned by 4M Ranch, agent, and purchased by Louis Roussell III.

Five other horses sold for $50,000 or more with the leading filly being Hip 93, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Violence who sold for $50,000 to O’Brien Bloodstock from Pike Racing, agent.

For hip-by-hip results, go to http://www.equinesalesofla.com.

The Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale is set for October 15.

September Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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September 2

  • Evangeline Downs, final day of 2017 Thoroughbred Meet

 

September 4

  • Labor Day

 

September  8

  • Backside Benevolent Fund at Louisiana Downs, Chaplains Awards Banquet. Horseshoe Casino. Cocktails 6-7. Dinner 7:30.  Tickets $40 each.  Reserved tables for 8 $320. Gold Tables $600. Contact Loretta Romero for tickets or more information. 318-746-6170

 

September 9

  • Super Derby Day, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City
  • National Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Assoc. (TOBA) Awards Banquet;
    Irwin Olian’s Tigertail Ranch to be honored as the recipient of the 2016 TOBA Award for the State of Louisiana.

 

September 23

  • A.L. Red Erwin Stakes, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City
  • Elge Rasberry Stakes, Louisiana Downs, Bossier City

 

September 27

  • Louisiana Downs, final day of 2017 Thoroughbred Meet

 

September 30

  • 2017-18 LTBA Regular Membership Applications and Renewals Due.  $75 before Sept. 30/$85 after Sept 30.

 

October 2

  • Louisiana Champions Day Early Bird Nominations are due

 

October 4

  • Fair Grounds 2017-18 Thoroughbred Stall Applications Due

 

October 5

  • Fairgrounds stalls open on backside.

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