NEW ORLEANS, La. – Starlight Racing Night will take place on Friday, December 29 at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots in New Orleans, La. Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots and the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) will award a total of four scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event. The races begin at 5:00 p.m., with sign up for the drawings starting at 4:00 p.m. The students must sign up between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the designated registration booth to be entered into the drawing. The registration times were extended to ensure as many students are signed up for the drawing as possible.
The drawings will take place after the sixth and seventh race, where two scholarships will be awarded after each race. To qualify for the drawing, the student must be enrolled full-time in the Spring 2018 semester, must be in good standing with the college or university, and must be present to win. The student is asked to know the address and name of the college so the scholarship can be directly deposited into their account.
“The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association continues to make an investment in the future of our state by investing in our students and the education process,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “This type of investment is for our future, the state, as well as the organization. I hope that these scholarships get the younger generations invested in LTBA, so that our organization stays the top breeding incentive program in the United States.”
Starlight Racing Night Schedule
5:00pm First Post
Groovy 7 in the Clubhouse & Adam Pearce (The Voice® contestant) in the Starlight Tent
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association manages one of the best incentive programs for breeding thoroughbreds in the United States. Since the organization formed, this led to increased purses, better quality horses, and increased interest in racing and breeding horses. Louisiana horse racing facilities and races generated over $1 billion in gaming in the United States. When both direct and indirect impacts are included, the Louisiana’s horse racing industry generated $1.047 billion in total output. Louisiana horse racing created a total of 12,640 Louisiana jobs.