Notice from the LSRC

NOTICE
RACING COMMISSION BANS USE OF CLENBUTEROL IN QUARTER HORSES 

       At the July 16th meeting, the Racing Commission voted to ban the use of Clenbuterol in Quarter Horses effective the first day of the Evangeline Downs meet, or October 3, 2018. 

            The detection of Clenbuterol AT ANY LEVEL will constitute a violation of a Class 3 drug, thereby necessitating a penalty of:

1)      The suspension of license for a period of not less than 60 days and not more than six months and/or a fine of not more than $1,500.

2)      The purse shall be redistributed.

The HBPA is requested to notify its Quarter Horse members of the ban on Clenbuterol and Racing Associations are requested to post this notice in all conspicuous places, including but not limited, to Racing Offices, Backstretch Stable Gates, Track Kitchens, Condition Books, Overnight Sheets, etc. 

Further possible sanctions, including placing the positive horse on the Vets or Stewards Lists for a certain period of time or until the positive horse tests negative for Clenbuterol will be discussed at the Racing Commission on August 27th at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

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Notice

The Fair Grounds will open the barn area for Thoroughbreds, to approved trainers, for stabling on September 10, 2018.

A rate of seven ($7) Dollars per day will be charged until September 17, 2018.

A rate of ten ($10) Dollars per day will be charged from September 18, 2018 until October 16, 2018 (Rate will be reduced to $9 per day when total horse population is greater than 250).

There will be no charge beginning on October 17th.

Training will begin on September 18, 2018
Training Schedule:
Tuesday through Saturday
6AM to 9AM with no break
Gates will be available 3 days per week.

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office will be closed on Memorial Day Monday, May 28th.

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

The Louisiana 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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Update to HB 833

The Video Poker purse funds were amended out of House Bill 833.  Thank you for contacting the members of the House Appropriations committee and asking them to support Louisiana Horsemen.  The Video Poker funds that are dedicated to supplement purses for Louisiana Bred horses will remain.  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.

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ATTENTION LOUISIANA HORSEMEN

House Bill 833 is assigned to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday May 1st.  This bill will reduce by half the Video Draw Poker Purse Supplement Fund.  Please contact members of the Appropriations Committee (listed below) and ask them to support the Horse Racing Industry by maintaining these dedicated Purse Funds.  Ask them to please vote NO on House Bill 833.

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office is closed Today, Wednesday January 17th due to the winter storm and will reopen Thursday January 18th, 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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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office will be closed on Monday January 1st for New Years Day and will reopen on Tuesday January 2nd.

The Bookkeeper at FG will be open for racing.

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

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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Notice to All Members

The Gentilly Office will be closed on Thursday November 23rd and Friday November 24th for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday November 27th.

The Fair Grounds Bookkeeper office will be open Thursday through Sunday during racing hours and can be reached at 504-948-1254.  

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

If you have an emergency regarding Bookkeeper, call Bobbie Laviolette at 504-329-7871 or Larry Hamburger at 504-453-2400.

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

Happy Holidays! 

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Notice To All Members

September 13, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Effective October 4, 2017, The Louisiana State Racing Commission has reinstated the Piroplasmosis Testing requirement.

“Based on the recommendation of Dr. Cooley, Equine Medical Director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission, the Louisiana State Racing Commission hereby rescinds Directive No. 2014-01, and reinstates Piroplasmosis Testing as of October 4, 2017.”

Delta and Evangeline advise:

Effective Oct. 4, 2017, the LSRC has reinstated part B of LRC 35.I.1304 thus requiring all horses to have a negative Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) test, for Theileria equi taken within the past 12 months, prior to entering the confines of a racetrack or race in Louisiana. 

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Evangeline Training Center works with EPA

June 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Evangeline Training Center works with EPA

One of the state’s premiere training facilities for quarter horse and thoroughbred racehorses has announced that it is working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the quality of standards at its location in Carencro.

Year-round, Carrol Castille, owner of the Evangeline Training Center, provides stalls and the latest equipment for trainers and their racehorses from around the country.

Established in 2003, the facility...

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