Louisiana HBPA employs a horsemen’s bookkeeper and an assistant bookkeeper at each of the four Louisiana racetracks. We also have a bookkeeper on duty weekdays from 8:00am to 4:00pm at our home office in New Orleans. The bookkeeper’s office is open on race days during the meet as follows:

Louisiana HBPA Main Office – Open Year Round

1535 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-945-1555
Fax: 504-910-9327

Main Office Horsemen’s Bookkeeper: Kristie Piglia
Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm

Delta Downs – October through July

Attn: HBPA Bookkeepers
2717 Delta Downs Rd.
Vinton, LA 70668
Phone: 337-589-3194
Fax: 337-419-0506

Bookkeepers: Marilyn Stephenson and Judith Spurlin

Sunday: Dark
Monday: Dark
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 4:00pm – Last Race
Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 4:00pm – Last Race
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm and 4:00pm – Last Rac
Saturday: 5:00pm – Last Race

Evangeline Downs – April through September

Attn: HBPA Bookkeepers
2235 Creswell Lane Ext.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone: 337-594-3129
Fax: 337-284-3093

Horsemen’s Head Bookkeeper: Bobby Laviolette
Bookkeepers: Tonya Lavergne and Pat Thibodeaux

Sunday: Dark
Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – Last Race
Thursday: 9:00am – Last Race
Friday: 9:00am – Last Rac
Saturday: 9:00am – Last Rac

Fair Grounds – November through March

Attn: HBPA Bookkeepers
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-948-1254
Fax: 504-910-6189

Bookkeepers: Diana Bosco and Ashley Giannini

Sunday: 9:30am – Last Race
Monday: (Racedays) 9:30am – Last Race ___(Non-Racedays) Dark
Tuesday: Dark
Wednesday: Dark
Thursday: 9:30am – Last Race
Friday: 9:30am – Last Race
Saturday: 9:30am – Last Race

Louisiana Downs – January through October

Attn: HBPA Bookkeepers
8000 Hwy 80 East
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-752-6555
Fax: 318-404-1645

Bookkeeper: Kerry Ruff and Karina Marquez

Sunday: 11:00am – Last Race
Monday: 10:00am – Last Race
Tuesday: 10:00am – Last Race
Wednesday: Dark
Thursday: Dark
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – Last Race

All accounts must have a W-9 and new account form on file with the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper to withdraw funds. You can download the forms below:

Forms for Individuals
Forms for Partnerships, Corporations, Stables and Farms
Forms for foreign individuals - W-8 BEN

Cash or cashier’s checks are the only acceptable methods of payment for Claims. Personal Checks and Money Orders are not accepted as payment. Wire transfers can also be made. Please contact a horsemen's bookkeeper for instructions.

Money Transfers:
To transfer money from one account to another, the person whose account the money is being transferred FROM must be present to sign a transfer slip or email/fax a horsemen's bookkeeper. Account must be verified by all parties.

Check Approval Policy:
All owners and trainers cashing checks with the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper must have a current LSRC license. Checks must be payable to a Licensed Party from a Licensed Party; Owners with sufficient funds on deposit and/or established trainers with no previously issued NSF checks may cash checks up to $500.00. Established trainers may present payroll checks for their employees for cashing. 

Agreement for Approval of Payroll Checks
Agreement for Approval of Non-Payroll Checks


Wire Information:

The name of the person to be credited MUST BE on the wire.
Please contact the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper for further wiring instructions.

Horse Aftercare:

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 here 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.

Download Opt Out Form