Attention HBPA Members:

The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) has scheduled a discussion regarding the “California Claiming Rule” at their meeting to be held Monday December 14, 2015 at 9AM in the Queen Anne Ballroom of the Monteleone Hotel. Interested Members are urged to attend and provide feedback regarding the rule to the commission. If you would like to discuss this issue with Benard Chatters, his cell phone is 337-540-9695.

Thank you.



All LAHBPA members are welcome
Tuesday December 8th, 2015
11:00 am

Fair Grounds – The Black Gold Room
(2nd Floor of Racing Office)
Lunch will be served


Urgent Notice

The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) adopted Uniform Medication Rules at a meeting held August 24, 2015.

The rules include changes to Title 35 Sections 1505, 1787, and 1725.

Section 1725 specifies that we will follow the “List of Controlled Therapeutic Medications” published by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI).

The rule changes are effective September 20, 2015 and will include a transitional period where the new drug thresholds will NOT trigger a positive test call until November 15, 2015.  The commission will notify trainers when they have a test that will cause a positive after November 15, 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any test that would have been a positive prior to the rule change will still be a positive during the transitional period.

The ARCI “Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule for Horses” is available on our website and at our offices.

Click here to download a copy of this notice

Click here to download ARCI Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule

Click here to download Title 35 Sections 1505 1725 1787



The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) adopted changes to the Claiming Rule, Title 35 Section 9905, at a meeting held August 24, 2015.
Section 9905 specifies that:

“A.     Except as otherwise provided herein, a claimed horse shall not enter in starter, optional or claiming races for 30 days after being claimed in a race in which the determining eligibility price is less than twenty five percent more than the price at which the horse was claimed.  The day claimed shall not count, but the following calendar day shall be the first and the horse shall be entitled to enter whenever necessary so the horse may start on the thirty-first day following the claim for any claiming price.  The provision shall not apply to starter handicaps in which the weight to be carried is assigned by the handicapper.  A similar rule in other states will be recognized and enforced.”

This Rule will go into effect on September 20, 2015.

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Upcoming Health Screenings & Vaccination Days

HBPA Members:

  • When was your last blood pressure check?
  • Do you need a flu shot or other vaccinations?
  • Do you know your cholesterol numbers?

Health screenings and Vaccinations available at the following locations / dates:

Evangeline Downs HBPA Office
Wednesday, October 23, 2015
10:30am - 1pm

Delta Downs HBPA Office
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
10:30am - 1pm

Fairgrounds HBPA Office
Friday, December 4, 2015
10:30am - 1pm

HBPA Contact Person: Tammy Broussard (337) 886-6438

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Delta Downs (English) (Spanish)

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