LTBA has no Connection to MK Ultra Productions or The Fiddling Horse

It has come to the attention of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association that MK Ultra Productions  has been contacting Louisiana horsemen and women in regards to investing in a throroughbred film, The Fiddling Horse. The LTBA is not associated with this in any way and does not recommend or support direct investment in any particular project. In their communications, MK Ultra Productions has referenced a “partnership with Louisiana Entertainment”.  Louisiana Entertainment is not involved with this either.
The LTBA’s sole purpose is to support and promote the Louisiana Thoroughbred industry. If you are contacted by someone outside our organization, we advise that you fully investigate the source.

March 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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March 3

  • Black Gold Overnight S, Fair Grounds
  • Dixie Poker Ace S, Fair Grounds

March 9

  • Owners Appreciation Day Distaff S., Delta Downs
  • Azalea S., Delta Downs

March 10

  • Louisiana Downs Stall Applications Due

March 10

  • Allen Lacombe Overnight S, Fair Grounds
  • Nelson J. Menard Overnight S., Fair Grounds
  • Owners Appreciation Cup S., Delta Downs
  • Pelican S., Delta Downs

March 11

  • Daylight Savings Time starts – change clocks ahead one hour

March 13-14

  • Ocala Breeders’ Sale, March Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

March 16

  • Evangeline Downs Barn Area Opens (tentative date)

March 17

  • Red Camellia S, Fair Grounds
  • St. Patricks Day

March 19

  • Deadline for Louisiana Horse Spring foal photos

March 20

  • March Equinox, Spring Begins

March 22

  • Louisiana Downs Barn Area Opens

March 24

  • Louisiana Derby Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds: New Orleans Ladies Overnight S., Costa Rising S., Crescent City Derby, Crescent City Oaks, G2 Muniz Memorial H., G2 New Orleans H., G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, G2 Louisiana Derby

March 25

  • Palm Sunday

March 29

  • Maundy Thursday

March 30

  • Good Friday

March 31

  • Star Guitar S., Fair Grounds

 
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New Award for Top-Placing Louisiana-Bred at 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today that a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America and taking place Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) is sponsoring a $2,500 cash prize for the top-placed Louisiana-bred at the competition. Ten Louisiana-breds took part in the 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, competing in eventing, dressage, show jumpers, show hunters, and polo. Louisiana was ranked eighth among states and Canadian provinces for the most horses entered.

“The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association continues to make an investment in the future of our Thoroughbreds by helping our former runners secure a beautiful life after their time on the racetrack is done,” said Roger Heitzmann III, secretary-treasurer of LTBA. “We believe that by assisting the Retired Racehorse Project, former racers have the ability to show to others the true beauty of the Thoroughbred, as well as their continued usefulness.”

The LBTA award will be presented to the Louisiana-bred that earns the highest percentage of the total possible score in any of the 10 disciplines offered. Almost 800 trainers have been accepted to compete in the 2018 event. Many trainers have not yet purchased the horse they intend to compete, and the cash award will offer an extra incentive to shop for an eligible mount bred in the Pelican State.

“I am very excited about multiple awards being added to the Makeover this year. I’m especially enthusiastic about the LTBA providing an award for Louisiana-breds,” said retired jockey and RRP board member Rosie Napravnik, who is based in New Orleans and markets retiring Thoroughbreds for second careers. “This will boost the market for horses in Louisiana, considering that there are currently no organizations in the state for retraining or adopting Thoroughbreds.”

Any Jockey Club-registered Thoroughbred that raced or had a published work on or after July 1, 2016, is eligible to compete in the Makeover, as long as the horse did not start retraining for a second career prior to Dec. 1, 2017.

The Thoroughbred Makeover is the flagship event for RRP, a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to increasing the demand for and value of Thoroughbreds in their careers after racing. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover.

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Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds and build the bridges to second careers. It publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, hosts the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, maintains the Retired Racehorse Resource Directory, manages the online Bloodline Brag, and presents programs at major horse expos across the country. Visit RRP online at RetiredRacehorseProject.org.

Two Scholarships to be Awarded at Louisiana Premier Night

Louisiana Premier Night will take place on Saturday, February 10, at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award a total of two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.
The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
  • 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.
For Louisiana Premier Night:
  • Registration: 4:20 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. at the designated booth
  • Races begin: 5:20 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.
For more information, please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.

February 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, and Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information

Feb 2

  • Groundhog Day

Feb 5

  • Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions Ballots to mail from LTBA office.

Feb 6

  • Out of State Breeders Awards to mail from LTBA office

Feb 10

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, Delta Downs, Lookout Steak House, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Louisiana Premier Night, Delta Downs, Vinton, 1st post 5:40
  • LTBA Scholarship Drawing; two $1,000 scholarships for current college students. Registration between 4:40 p.m. & 5:40 p.m. Drawing in the winners circle after the 5th race. Must be present to win.

Feb 13

  • Mardi Gras
  • Mardi Gras Stakes, New Orleans Fair Grounds

Feb 14

  • Valentines Day
  • Ash Wednesday

Feb 16

  • Evangeline Downs Stall Applications Due

Feb 17

  • Louisiana Derby Preview Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds; G3 Mineshaft H, G2 Risen Star St., G2 Rachel Alexander S., G3 Fair Grounds H., Colonel Power Overnight S., Daisy Devine S.

Feb 19

  • Presidents Day
  • Equine Sales Company 2018 Two Year Old In Training Sale and Race Age Horses Consignment Deadline

Feb 20

  • Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions Ballots due in LTBA office

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Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

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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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Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676, 800-772-1195