Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association offices are now open and have resumed regular hours. Thank you for your patience.
With the difficulties presented to us by road closures and delays in travel, the LTBA will follow the lead of Louisiana Government offices and the Fair Grounds and remain closed today, Thursday, January 18, with the hope of re-opening tomorrow, Friday, January 19.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association office will be closing at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, January 16, 2018, due to the impending winter storm. We will be monitoring the weather to determine if we will open tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17. Notifications will be posted to this website if the LTBA office is to be closed.
Time is running out to accredit 2017 Louisiana bred foals. Louisiana Accreditation fees are $75 for weanlings. On January 1, 2017 foals become yearlings and the rate increases to $250.
In this busy holiday season, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to remind you of a few tasks to be completed before the end of the year.
The LTBA offices will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 for Christmas, and Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Years Day.
With warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Due to bad weather, the LTBA Board of Directors Meeting originally scheduled for noon today, December 8, 2017 has been cancelled. We are in the process of rescheduling. At the present time, we hope to meet tomorrow morning, December 9 at 9:00 a.m. in New Orleans. Location TBA.
- Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Spring 2018.
- Must be in good standing with the college or university.
- Must be present to win at the Winner’s Circle when the announcement is made.
- Must have college ID and government issued ID.
- Registration: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the designated booth.
- Races begin: 12:30 p.m.
- Drawing time: The scholarships will be awarded after the fifth race.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.
- $50,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY HANDICAP STAKES 3YOIUP 1 MILE* (T)
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH JUVENILE STAKES- GRADE II 2YO 3 50 YARDS
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH DERBY- GRADE Ill 3YO 400 YARDS
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY QH CLASSIC -GRADE II 4YO/UP 440 YARDS $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY LADIES TURF 3YO/UP FILLIES & MARES 1 1/16 MILES* (T)
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY JUVENILE 2YO 6 FURLONGS
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY SPRINT 3YOIUP 6 FURLONGS
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY LADIES SPRINT 3YO/UP FILLIES & MARES 6 FURLONGS
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY LASSIE 2YO FILLIES 6 FURLONGS
- $150,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY CLASSIC 3YOIUP 1 1/8 MILES
- $100,000 LA CHAMPIONS DAY TURF 3YO/UP 1 1/16MILES* (T)
- Founded in 1852 as the Union Race Course, the race track was forced to shut after just five years, due to stiff competition from the Metairie Course.
- In 1859 the track reopened, this time as the ‘Creole Race Course’.
- It became officially known as Fair Grounds in 1863, with the first race taking place in 1872.
- Under the gambling regulation of New Orleans, the track was forced to terminate horse racing from 1908 to 1915.
- Later on, in 1919, disaster struck the race track when a fire destroyed the grandstand.
- By 1971, Fair Grounds had experienced enough track highlights to open its own ‘Hall of Fame’. William Lee Shoemaker, Marion H. Van Berg and John Letellier were some of the first jockeys and prominent names in horse racing to be inducted alongside thoroughbred champions Tenacious, Tippity Witchet and Monarchist.
- In 2004,Churchill Downs Incorporated took on ownership of the track and providing new investment for development.
- Following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina a new grandstand and clubhouse were opened in 1997.
Following is the tentative agenda for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of Directors meeting to be held Friday, December 8 at 12:00 noon.