Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

90k Anchor Down Colt Tops Louisiana Yearling Sale

A colt by Anchor Down out of the unraced Half Ours mare Solo Buena was purchased by Noble Oaks Farm for $90,000 to top Thursday's Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Breeders Yearling Sale. Hip 131 is a full-brother to the stakes-placed Swot Analysis and a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Free Drop Maddy (Free Drop Billy). The top three yearlings in the sale were all sold by Clear Creek Stud LLC, agent. A total of 120 yearlings sold for a gross of $1,306,100, an average of $10,884 and a median of...

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Judge Halts Anti-HISA Suit in Louisiana Pending Outcome of HBPA Case in U.S. Appeals Court

A federal judge has stayed a 14-month-old lawsuit initiated by the states of Louisiana and West Virginia that is trying to wipe out the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) via alleged constitutional violations, ordering the case to be "administratively terminated" until the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals makes a ruling in a separate suit in which the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) is also alleging HISA is unconstitutional. However, U.S. District Court (Western District of Louisiana) Chief Judge Terry Doughty wrote in his Sept. 14 ruling...

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Louisiana Yearling Sale Catalogue Now Online

The Breeders Sales of Louisiana 2023 Yearling Sale followed by Mixed Session catalogue is now online on the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) website. The auction will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Equine Sales of Louisiana facility in Opelousas, LA. The printed catalog is in production and will be in the mail mid- to late August.

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New Lawsuit Aims to Halt HISA On Eve of Implementation

The states of Louisiana and West Virginia are at the forefront of a new federal lawsuit filed late Wednesday that seeks to block the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) from going into effect when the clock strikes midnight on Friday. The defendants, who consist of the HISA Authority, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and board members and overseers of both entities, have allegedly violated the Fourth, Seventh and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, plus the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which governs the process by which federal agencies...

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LTBA to Hold Louisiana Yearling Sale Oct. 1

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will host a yearling sale followed by a mixed session under the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana banner Oct. 1. The sale will be held at the Equine Sales of Louisiana facility in Opelousas, La. and will be limited to 228 stalls at the facility. After not conducting a sale since 2015, the LTBA hosted a yearling sale averaging over $13,000 with a median of $8,000. The entry deadline is July 6. Entry forms will be available in late May and be available to be...

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LTBA Elects Five to Board of Directors

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has elected five members to its Board of Directors. The newly-elected Board members, who will each serve three-year terms, are as follows: Jay Adcock (158), Michelle LaVoice (143), Jim Montgomery (136), Michele Rodriguez (131), Jake Delhomme (126). MK Election Services, an impartial balloting agency, certified the results.

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Custom for Carlos Colt Tops Louisiana Sale

A colt by Custom for Carlos (hip 7) topped the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's 2021 Yearling and Mixed Sale Saturday in Opelousas, Louisiana on a winning bid of $47,000 from Ricky Lagrange. Bred by Larry Romero, the bay is out of speedy 10-time winner Labadeel (Forest Wildcat). He was consigned by Clear Creek Stud, which was responsible for the auction's top seven lots. Another Clear Creek-consigned Custom for Carlos RNA'd for $49,000. Click here for complete results.

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LTBA To Host October Yearling/Mixed Sale

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana will be holding a Yearling Sale followed by a Mixed Session Oct. 2, 2021 at the Equine Sales of Louisiana Facility in Opelousas, La. Consignment forms will be in the mail and online here shortly. "With the Equine Sales Company deciding not to conduct any sales in 2021 the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Board of Directors felt it was necessary to serve our breeders and provide a market for their horses," the LTBA said in a press release. "We look...

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LTBA Membership Meeting Set for Mar. 22

The 2020 Annual Membership Meeting of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association is set for Sunday Mar. 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. The annual meeting brings members together to celebrate the breeders and owners of outstanding accredited 2019 Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds. The champions are chosen by a vote of the membership and are based on performance and breeding records for the 2019 year. "The process of producing and training a champion race horse takes considerable resources," said Roger Heitzmann, secretary treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders...

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Two Scholarships to be Awarded on Premier Night at Delta Downs

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two scholarships each valued at $1,000. Two scholarships will be awarded during Premier Night Saturday, Feb. 8, at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, Vinton, La. "The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association continues to make an investment in the future of our state by investing in our students and their education," 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. Our hope is that these scholarships get the younger...

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