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.

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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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The Fair Grounds will open the barn area for stabling on July 20, 2015.  A rate of Six ($6) Dollars per day will be charged until July 31, 2015 (a total of 11 days).

Training will begin on August 1, 2015

Training Schedule:
Monday through Saturday 
6AM to 9AM with no break
No Training on Sundays

LAHBPA Board of Directors Meeting

Monday, June 22, 2015
11:00 AM

Evangeline Downs Pre-function Room
Opelousas, Louisiana


Attention Trainers:

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Trust (HWCIT) will be accepting applications for the July 1st 2015 to June 30th 2016 policy period beginning Wednesday June 24th, 2015.

Thank You