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January 25, 2017


 

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                     NEWS RELEASE
 
Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 ext.18
 
LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
 
Two Scholarships to be Awarded at Louisiana Premier Night
 
VINTON, La. – Louisiana Premier Night will take place on Saturday, February 11, at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award a total of two scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event. The races begin at 5:40 p.m. Students must sign up between 4:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. at the designated registration booth to be entered into the drawings.
 
The drawings will take place after the fifth race, and the student must be present to win. To qualify for the drawing, the student must be enrolled full-time in the Spring 2017 semester and must be in good standing with the college or university. The student is asked to know the address and name of the college they are attending so the scholarship can be directly deposited into their account.
 
            Delta Downs has hosted this event for the past six years. This year there is $850,000 dollars in total purse money. The featured championship race has a $150,000 guaranteed purse, with Fruition Racing LLC’s Stormdriver winning last year’s race. This annual event features ten races with the first race starting at 5:40 p.m.
 
“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. Our hope is that these scholarships get the younger generations invested in LTBA so that our organization stays the top breeding incentive program in the United States.”
 
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association manages the best incentive program for breeding thoroughbreds in the United States. Since the organization formed, this has led to increased purses, better quality horses, and increased interest in racing and breeding horses. The thoroughbred racing and breeding industry generates over $1 billion and employs over 60,000 people in the state of Louisiana. 
 
For more information about Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association visit louisianabred.com or call 1-800-772-1195.
 
 
 2017 LOUISIANA PREMIER NIGHT STAKES RACES
 
LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 
Purse $150,000 Guaranteed
Four Year Olds and Upward
One Mile and One Sixteenth

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT BON TEMPS STARTER HANDICAP
Purse $50,000 Guaranteed
Fillies and Mares
Four Year Olds and Upward
Five Furlongs

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT RAGIN CAJUN STARTER HANDICAP
Purse $50,000 Guaranteed
Four Year Olds and Upward
Five Furlongs

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT LADIES STARTER HANDICAP 
Purse $50,000 Guaranteed
Fillies and Mares
Four Year Olds and Upward
One Mile

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT GENTLEMEN STARTER HANDICAP
Purse $50,000 Guaranteed
Four Year Olds and Upward
One Mile and One Sixteenth

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT STARLET
Purse $100,000 Guaranteed
Fillies Three Year Olds
One Mile

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT PRINCE
Purse $100,000 Guaranteed
Three Year Olds
One Mile

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT MATRON
Purse $100,000 Guaranteed
Fillies and Mares
Four Year Olds and Upward
Five Furlongs

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT SPRINT
Purse $100,000 Guaranteed
Four Year Olds and Upward
Five Furlongs

LA. BRED PREMIER NIGHT DISTAFF
Purse $100,000 Guaranteed
Fillies and Mares
Four Year Olds and Upward
One Mile
 

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