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August 01, 2013

 For Immediate Release

Sales Director Contact:
Daren English
(859) 312-7801
LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(800) 772-1195
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext. 18
2013 Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Yearling Sale Catalog Released
(New Orleans, La.) - The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Annual Yearling Sale has cataloged 202 horses. The sale is set for 11:00 a.m. CT at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe, Louisiana on September 24, 2013. The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
94 stallions are represented along with 35 consignors. “New stallions now standing in Louisiana brought better mares to the program,” said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and executive director for the sale.  “The result is that we are producing better horses and it is reflected in our sale catalog.”
A copy of the catalog can be downloaded at this link. The interactive sales catalog online at this link.Prospective buyers can click on the hip number to download a PDF of the sales horses or sort the columns by clicking on the column header: name, sire, dam, consignor and buyer.
“The breeders consigned quality stock to this sale,” said Daren English, sales director. “This is going to help attract buyers to West Monroe.”
All accredited Louisiana bred foals of 2012 auctioned in this sale are eligible for a Bayou State Bonus. Any such colt/gelding sold in this sale winning the 2014 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile, the 2015 Crescent City Derby, and the 2015 A.L. “Red” Erwin Memorial Stakes will receive a $100,000 bonus at the completion of the final race. Any such filly sold in this sale winning the 2014 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie, the 2015 Crescent City Oaks, and the 2015 Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes will receive a $100,000 bonus at the official completion of the final race.
The bonus paid will be added to the earnings of the winning horse and paid to the owner of the horse after the official completion of the final race.
The sale can be viewed via a web-cast on the website beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT.
Catalog Information:
Catalogs are at the printer and will be in the mail August 12.
Additionally, Sales Director Daren English will have catalogs in hand for distribution at the various sales around the country. If you would like a catalog for more information please call Daren English, Sales Director (859) 312-7801.
Travel and Hotel Information:
Below, you can find information regarding hotels in the vicinity of the Ike Hamilton Expo Center. The LTBA has reserved blocks of rooms at the Hampton Inn, Hilton, and Holiday Inn Express. (Ask for Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana rates). If you need assistance booking a room, please contact Daren English, Sales Director (859) 312-7801 or call the LTBA office at (504) 947-4676.
Monroe, Louisiana is home to the Monroe Regional Airport. The Monroe Regional Airport is served by four air carriers; Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, and American Airlines with daily direct flights to Atlanta, Houston, Memphis, and Dallas/Fort Worth. AVIS Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car, Hertz Rent A Car, and National Car Rental offer on-site car rental services.


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