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December 11, 2008


For Immediate Release

LTBA Contact:
Tom Early
(800) 772-1195
tom@louisianabred.com

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

Champions Days Gala Hosts Auction to Benefit LTBA Scholarship Program
and Louisiana Horse Rescue Association

(New Orleans, La.) - The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) is hosting its annual Champions Day Gala. The event is set for Friday evening at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana and is held on the eve of the Louisiana Champions Day racing program.

As part of the Gala, LTBA hosts a live and silent auction to raise funds for its scholarship program and the Louisiana Horse Rescue Association. "It is a great way for our members to celebrate the Championships and the holidays together," said Charlotte Stemmans Clavier, LTBA board member and event organizer. "It is also an opportunity for us to raise money for two very worthy causes."

Several people and businesses connected with Louisiana racing have contributed items for the auction, including star NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme.

2009 stallion season donations have been contributed by a host of owners and breeding operations. The list is a long one and includes Giacomo, Silent Name, Sligo Bay, Olmodavor, Greatness, Indy King, Aristocrat, Brahms, Osidy, Fire Slam, Native Regent, Rodeo, Latent Heat, Teuflesberg, Even the Score, Woke Up Dreamin, Will He Shine, Scrimshaw, Shaniko, Rainmaker, Golden Slew, Riddler's Revenge, David Copperfield, Najran, Skip Away, The White Fox, Capitalimprovement, Desert Darby, Lampedusa, Planet Earth, Political Whit, Puck, Not Phone, J Town, Wynn in Command, Honor Glide, Pavarotti, Brutal Attack, Evon's Bully, Private Vow, Art Museum, Eugene's Third Son, Promissory, Finest Hour, Ide, Lion Tamer, Southern States, Lone Star Sky, Snuck In, Count the Time, Mr. John, Cryptoclearance, Kela, The Cliff's Edge, Devil His Due, with more being donated daily.

Former winners and full fields serve as the headline attractions for the 18th annual Louisiana Champions Day Saturday at the Fair Grounds.

Entries were taken Monday for the 11-race program of stakes races restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds offering purses totaling $1.1 million. The day's action includes three Quarter Horse races followed by eight Thoroughbred events. The richest race of the afternoon is the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic. Post time is 12:30 p.m.

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