NOTICE

The Gentilly HBPA office will be closed on Monday September 2, 2019 for the Labor Day Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

The bookkeeper office at Louisiana Downs is open during racing hours and can be reached at 318-742-3986.

If you have an emergency regarding WC, call Mike Fenasci at 504-214-6873.

If you have an emergency regarding the Medical Program, call Murray Woodward at 504-669-2254.

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Notice from FG

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.

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office is closed Today, Friday July 12th due to the Tropical storm Barry and will reopen Monday July 15th, weather permitting. 

If you have an emergency regarding WC, call Mike Fenasci at 504-473-9023. 

If you have an emergency regarding Bookkeeper, call Ed Fenasci at 504-812-8771 or Bobbie Laviolette at 504-329-7871. 

If you have an emergency regarding the Medical Program, call Murray Woodward at 504-669-2254

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

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.  

THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

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.   

THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

House Bill 384 by Representative Schexnayder regarding Horse Aftercare with an amendment requiring the LSRC to place on its meeting agenda issues, submitted in writing at least 10 days before the meeting, by the Horsemen has passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Thank you for contacting the members of the House and asking them to support Louisiana Horsemen.  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. 

Please call the Governor’s office at 225-342-7015 and ask him to sign HB 384. 

THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

HB 384 – Schexnayder Horse Aftercare – LSRC Meeting Agenda Amendment

  • The Louisiana Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association 1993, inc. (LAHBPA), by Statute, represents horsemen in the State of Louisiana.

  • The Louisiana State Racing Commission (LSRC) is, by Statute, the regulatory agency for the Horse Racing industry in Louisiana.

  • To advocate for best practices and for the over 7,000 horsemen in Louisiana, timely consideration by the LSRC is paramount.

  • To accomplish its representation of the Horsemen in Louisiana, the LAHBPA’s proposals to the LSRC must be addressed when requested for the success of the industry.

  • This is the first time this has been proposed and all that the amendment does is get Horsemen’s issues on the LSRC agenda if the LAHBPA makes a request 10 days before a meeting.

Please ask your House Representative to vote yes on Concurrence with the amendment. You can find a list of representatives below, please click on your representative to get their contact information.

House of Representatives of Louisiana

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

The Horsemen’s Amendment to SB 153 by Senator Martiny was adopted unanimously.  Thank you for contacting the members of the House Administration of Criminal Justice committee and asking them to support Louisiana Horsemen.  A portion of the Sports Gaming conducted at our Race Tracks will now be dedicated to Purses.  Communicating your position to your Representatives 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.  

THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

Senate Bill 153 on Sports Gaming is scheduled to be heard in the House Committee for the Administration of Criminal Justice on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 9AM.  This bill does not currently dedicate any portion of the revenue to purses.  Please contact members of the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee (listed below) and ask them to support the Horse Racing Industry by dedicating a Fair Share of the Sports Gaming Revenue at the Race Tracks to Purses.  Ask them to please support the Horsemen’s amendment. 

Thank you,
LAHBPA

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

House Bill 398 is scheduled to be heard in the House Committee for the Administration of Criminal Justice on Tuesday May 7th.  This bill will repeal the Purse Transfer Law that we passed, with the support of the industry, last year.   Please contact members of the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee (listed below) immediately and ask them to support the Horse Racing Industry by maintaining the ability to transfer Purse Funds.  Ask them to please vote NO on House Bill 398. 

Thank you,
LAHBPA

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office will be open on closed on Good Friday, April 19th. 

If you have an emergency regarding WC, call Mike Fenasci at 504-473-9023. 

The Evangeline Downs Bookkeeper will be open during racing.  If you have an emergency regarding Bookkeeper, call Ed Fenasci at 504-812-8771 or Bobbie Laviolette at 504-329-7871. 

If you have an emergency regarding the Medical Program, call Murray Woodward at 504-669-2254

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