ByLaws - Part C

Part C. Breeding and Awards (Part C Revised 12/08/11)

Section 1.

A.  MEMBERSHIP, NOTICES AND MEETINGS
B. OPERATIONS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, COMMITTEES AND FINANCES
C.  BREEDING AND AWARDS
D.   INDEMNITY
E.  BY-LAW AMENDMENTS


(A) Foal Accreditation: In order to have a foal accredited as a Louisiana Bred Horse, the following requirements shall be fulfilled.

  1. (1)  The foal must be born in the State of Louisiana.

  2. (2)  The foal’s dam must be domiciled in the State of Louisiana and meet the

 

appropriate residency requirements based on her designation as an imported, a resident, sale, departing, in-foal, or barren mare. All mares entering the program must be registered with the LTBA upon entry into the State of Louisiana and upon each transfer of ownership thereafter. As set forth by the LTBA rules, failure to register a mare and her domicile in a timely manner shall result in penalties and/or in the mare’s foals being denied the status of an Accredited Louisiana Bred. All mares are subject to inspection at any time.

(a) An Imported Thoroughbred Broodmare is a broodmare that is having her first Louisiana dropped foal, or resided outside Louisiana after August 1st of the year covered. An imported Thoroughbred broodmare is either:

1. A mare who arrives in Louisiana in foal to an out of state stallion and after foaling, if bred, must be covered by a Louisiana domiciled stallion in that foaling year, and pregnant or not, must remain in Louisiana through December 31st of the foaling year, except that her sale at a public Thoroughbred sale after six (6) months of Louisiana residency of the foaling year, will not affect eligibility of her foal.

2. A mare who has undergone a change of ownership, a maiden mare, and/or a mare that arrives in Louisiana in foal to a Louisiana domiciled stallion, if bred in that foaling year, may go out of state to breed provided she returns to Louisiana by August 1st of the year bred. A departure form before she leaves and arrival form when she returns must be filed with the LTBA office. This mare, pregnant or not, must remain in Louisiana through December 31st of the foaling year, except that her sale at a public Thoroughbred sale after six (6) months of Louisiana residency of the foaling year, will not affect eligibility of her foal.

(b) A Resident Louisiana Thoroughbred Broodmare is a broodmare that has previously dropped a foal in Louisiana and permanently resides in Louisiana, except that during the breeding season she may leave for breeding purposes, but must return to Louisiana by August 1st of the year bred. She must remain in Louisiana if in foal until that foal drops or through December 31st of the year bred if not in foal. Such mare must be bred on alternate years to a Louisiana domiciled stallion. However, if the cover to the non-Louisiana domiciled stallion does not produce a live foal, such mare may be bred to a non-Louisiana domiciled stallion during the following breeding season.

(c) Sale Mares. If a mare is sold after foaling in Louisiana it will be incumbent on the breeder to verify to the LTBA that the sale is authentic in order to maintain the accreditation of the last live foal produced by the mare provided the mare has domiciled in Louisiana 6 months of that foaling year.

1. If a mare is entered in an advertised public Thoroughbred sale, sold or repurchased in that sale, and will remain in the Louisiana Program, she may leave the state only for the interval of that sale, and must return to Louisiana within fifteen (15) days of her sale/repurchase if the foal she is carrying is to maintain eligibility for accreditation.

2. An imported mare that has dropped a foal in Louisiana, been bred back to a Louisiana domiciled stallion, and completed 6 months of residency in Louisiana can be sold at an advertised public Thoroughbred sale and depart Louisiana without jeopardizing accreditation of the foal of that year dropped in Louisiana.

3. A resident mare that was bred to a Louisiana domiciled stallion or bred to an out of state stallion and returned by August 1st of the year bred can be sold at an advertised public Thoroughbred sale and depart Louisiana without jeopardizing accreditation of the foal of that year dropped in Louisiana.

(d) Departing Mares. A mare that voluntarily departs the Louisiana Program without meeting sale provision (c) above cannot register in the program for one entire breeding season after departure and will be considered an imported mare on re-entry. The following mares may depart the Louisiana Program without jeopardizing the accreditation of that year’s foal out of the departing mare.

1. A resident mare that foaled a Louisiana domiciled sired foal and has completed 18 months of residency in Louisiana.

2. A resident mare that was bred out of state returned to Louisiana by August 1st and completed 6 months of residency in the foaling year.

3. An imported mare that dropped her foal in Louisiana was covered by a Louisiana domiciled stallion and completed residency through December 31st in the foaling year.

(3) Prior to breeding, the LTBA must be notified in writing of any intention to ship a mare out of the State of Louisiana to be bred. The LTBA must also be notified upon the return to Louisiana of same mare. Failure to notify the LTBA shall jeopardize the accreditation of the foal(s) out of that mare.

(4) If a mare in Louisiana requires emergency invasive surgery at a veterinary facility outside Louisiana, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association office must be notified within 72 hours. Upon the mare's release to travel by the attending veterinarian, she must be returned to Louisiana within ten (10) days. It will be the responsibility of the mare's owner to provide documentation relevant to this situation, if requested by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association office.

(5) If for any reason, besides those above mentioned, a thoroughbred mare is to be removed from the State of Louisiana; the LTBA must be notified in writing prior to said removal. Removal of the mare from the state without LTBA notification shall jeopardize the accreditation of her foal(s).

(6) The breeder of an accredited Louisiana bred is entitled to the breeders award as determined by a schedule established by the Board of Directors of this Association.

(B) Foal Registration: In addition to the requirements of Part C Section 1 (A) above, a foal eligible for accreditation as a Louisiana-bred to complete its accreditation must also be registered with the LTBA by its breeder. Registration consists of the following:

(1) Completion of the official Application for Registration of an accredited Louisiana-bred foals by the breeder, if a resident of the State of Louisiana, or by an authorized representative of the LTBA.

  1. (2)  Payment of the required accreditation fee.

  2. (3)  Verification by the LTBA and placement of the seal of the LTBA upon the Jockey

 

Club registration papers.

Section 2.

A foal must complete accreditation to be eligible for breeder awards and to receive any other benefits which may be available to an accredited Louisiana bred horse.

Section 3. (Revised 6-6-15)
Louisiana Stallion Award Eligibility. A stallion standing in Louisiana is defined as a stallion domiciled year-round in Louisiana with the purpose of covering mares in a breeding season. The owner of a stallion standing in Louisiana must register the stallion with the LTBA within 30 days of entry in the state and/or change of ownership.

To be eligible for stallion owner’s award as set forth by the LTBA Board of Directors, the stallion must have been enrolled in the Stallion Award program by payment of the required fee during the calendar year in which the foal was conceived.

To remain eligible for the Stallion Awards such stallion(s) shall not depart the state except:

(1) When the LTBA approves the stallion’s departure to the Southern Hemisphere for the Southern Hemispheric breeding season.

(2) If the stallion in Louisiana requires medical treatment at a veterinary facility outside Louisiana.

(3) If a stallion has participated in the stallion award program for four consecutive years he is entitled to leave without penalty. If a stallion has not participated in the stallion award program for four consecutive years, the stallion will be awarded according to a schedule established by the executive committee of the LTBA.

(4) If pensioned

All departures must be reported in writing or electronically to the LTBA office before the stallion leaves the state.

With a medical departure, the LTBA office must be notified in writing or electronically within 72 hours of that departure. Upon the stallion’s release to travel by the attending veterinarian and to be in compliance, the stallion must be returned to Louisiana within ten (10) days of the medical release. Written notice of the return shall be given to the LTBA. It is the responsibility of the stallion’s owner to provide documentation relevant to this situation if requested by the LTBA office.

The LTBA must also be notified in writing or electronically of a stallion returning from the Southern Hemisphere to continue his domicile in the State of Louisiana. All domicile changes within the State must also be reported to the LTBA in writing or electronically.

Section 4.

Procedure for Disqualification. Upon reason to believe that a thoroughbred has been erroneously registered as an accredited Louisiana-bred, the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors may, after 10 days written notice to the breeder, disqualify such thoroughbred and declare it ineligible for accreditation if it is found that the thoroughbred should not have been accredited. A breeder aggrieved by a refusal to accredit a foal or by the Executive Committee’s declaration of disqualification and ineligibility may appeal the decision to the Board of Directors in writing within (ten) 10 days of the notification to the breeder of the refusal or declaration, which appeal shall be heard at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, or at such time to be determined by the Board.

Section 5.

In the event that any person is found by the Board of Directors to have intentionally or fraudulently misrepresented to the LTBA the eligibility of a thoroughbred for accreditation or registration, such person may be permanently barred from participation in any awards program of the LTBA.

Section 6.

Any person claiming a right to accreditation, registration, awards or any other benefit of the LTBA is subject to the following: In the event that the person institutes legal proceedings against the LTBA and/or its directors, officers, agents or employees and said person does not prevail in the legal proceedings, then the person is obligated to pay all the reasonable costs incurred in the defense of the proceedings, including the legal fees, expenses and court costs of the LTBA and its directors, officers, agents or employees.