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September 26, 2008


For Immediate Release

LTBA Contact:
Tom Early
tom@louisianabred.com
(504) 947-4676

Press Contact:
Julie Calzone
jcalzone@calzone.com
(337) 235-2924 ext. 3

2008 Breeders Sales Company Of Louisiana, Inc. Annual Yearling Sale Available Via Webcast And At Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

(New Orleans, La.) - The 200 Breeders Sales Company Of Louisiana, Inc. Annual Yearling Sale set for this Monday, September 29, at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, Louisiana will be available through a web cast online and at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Anyone interested in the sale can go to www.louisianabred.com at the start of sale each day at 10:00 a.m. CST. Results from the sale will be posted periodically throughout the day of the sale.

Over 300 yearlings are consigned to the sale with over 40 yearlings nominated to the Louisiana Stallion Stakes for the 2009.

An added enticement for this year's breeders and owners is that all accredited Louisiana bred foals of 2007 auctioned in this sale are eligible to be nominated to either the A.L. "Red" Erwin Memorial Stakes ($150,000 guaranteed for sales horses, colts and geldings) or the Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes ($150,000 guaranteed for sales horses, fillies).

All accredited Louisiana bred foals of 2007 auctioned at this sale are eligible for the Bayou State Bonus. Any colt/gelding sold in this sale that wins the 2009 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile ($100,000), the 2010 Crescent City Derby ($75,000) and the 2010 A.L. "Red" Erwin Memorial Stakes ($150,000) will receive a $100,000 bonus at the completion of the final race. Any filly sold in this sale that wins the 2009 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie ($100,000), the 2010 Crescent City Oaks ($75,000) and the 2010 Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes ($150,000) will receive a $100,000 bonus at the completion of the final race.

The public relations and advertising for the 2008 yearling sale is funded in part by Louisiana Economic Development. For more information about the sale, contact the LTBA at 800-772-1195. The sales catalogue is available online at: http://louisianabred.com/sales/index.shtml.

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