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MAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 SATURDAY NIGHT IS LOUISIANA LEGENDS NIGHT AT EVANGELINE DOWNS

 

Evelyn Benoit’s Wild About Star Brings National Attention to the Louisiana Breeding Program

Close your eyes. Imagine Evelyn Benoit speechless.

Seldom at a loss for words—Benoit lost her voice for three days after Brittlyn Stable’s home-bred Wild About Star won the $100,000 The Very One stakes on May 14 at Pimlico Race Course on the undercard of the Preakness Stakes. 

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Harrah’s Announces Aftercare Fundraising Program At Louisiana Downs, Philly, Indiana, Hoosier

 

Senate Bill 153: Update

 

Ronnie Virgets, distinct New Orleans voice and storyteller, dies at 77

 

Two Scholarships to be Awarded at Louisiana Legends Night

LTBA Notice of Election Without Opposition

 

NEED ACCREDITATION STAMPS?

 


LOUISIANA-BRED STAR GUITAR RACEMARE, WILD ABOUT STAR, SCORES OPEN STAKES WIN ON THE PIMLICO UNDERCARD


 

POWER JET TAKES THE EQUINE SALES DERBY AT EVANGELINE DOWNS

Equine Sales Derby
Evangeline Downs, 5-4-19, 1 mile
Three-Year-Olds, $75,000

POWER JET
Power Broker–Zada Rae
Breeder: Joseph Adcock
Owner: William T. Reed
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: Chris R. Rosier

2nd
Paynt Battle
Paynter–Ziptomylu
Breeder: Fred W. Hertrich III (KY)

3rd
Fat Clemenza
Closing Argument–Bronze Abe
Breeder: Chrislin LLC (LA)

OPELOUSAS, LA – The $75,000 Equine Sales Derby at Evangeline Downs on Saturday night featured an intense speed duel between the 4-5 favorite, Fat Clemenza, and the 2-1 second choice, Boston Repo. All that did was set things up for a closer and the one that closed the best was Power Jet, who rallied from last in the field of 10 to finish first in a final time of 1:38.96 for the mile over the fast track.

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FORTUNE GOT EVEN WINS THE EQUINE SALES OAKS AT EVANGELINE DOWNS

Equine Sales Oaks
Evangeline Downs, 5-3-19, 1 mile
3-Year-Old Fillies, $75,000

FORTUNE GOT EVEN
Stephen Got Even – Fortune in Gold
Breeder: Wendell A. Templet
Owner: Ricky Courville
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: Ashley Broussard

2nd
Snowball
Apriority–Inner Peace
Breeder: 4M Ranch

3rd
Flat Out Flirty
Flat Out–Flirty Fitz, by Seattle Fitz (ARG)
Breeder: Darlene Wahman & Jeff Wahman (KY)

OPELOUSAS, LA – The $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs was won by Fortune Got Even, which continued a steady streak of strong performances for her when Ashley Broussard is given the riding assignment. When Broussard is aboard the 3-year-old filly, she has now recorded two wins and two seconds. This victory came by just a neck over Snowball, who challenged her all the way through the stretch. The final time was 1:40.31 for a mile over the fast track.

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MONTE MAN NAMED 2018 LOUISIANA BRED HORSE OF THE YEAR

On Sunday afternoon, Louisiana horsemen and women gathered at the Equine Sales facility in Opelousas to honor the 2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions and their connections at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.

While the majority of the award winners had been announced previously, the overall horse of the year was named at the banquet. Voted on by the LTBA Board of Directors, this year’s Louisiana Bred Horse of the Year is Monte Man. 

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