The Fair Grounds will open the barn area for Thoroughbreds, to approved trainers, for stabling on September 9, 2019, approved trainers are welcome to start setting up their allotted stalls on September 7.
A rate of ten ($10) per day will be charged from September 16, 2019 until October 27, 2019 inclusive (Rate will be reduced to nine ($9) per day when total horse population is greater than 250).
Training will begin on September 17, 2019, Tuesday through Saturday from 6AM to 9AM with no break, the starting gates will be available three days per week, days TBA.
The Automatic Horse Aftercare Donation will begin on August 1, 2019. The Donation is Five ($5) per start and will be deducted from the Horse owner’s bookkeeper account unless the member has submitted a signed form to the bookkeeper. The “Opt Out” form will be available at all of the LAHBPA’s bookkeeper and field offices, as well as online at lahbpa.org for download. In the case of a multi-owner entity, either an authorized agent must sign or each owner must sign the form.
We ask that our Members please remain in the program in order to help care for our Equine Athletes after their racing careers.
House Bill 384 by Representative Schexnayder regarding Horse Aftercare has been signed by the Governor and will become law on August 1, 2019. Thank you for contacting the Governor’s office and asking him to sign this bill. Communicating your position to your elected officials is vital to our industry. Through the hard work of our Members, Board, President, and Staff, Louisiana will continue to be one of the top Horse Racing destinations in North America.