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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Update on HB585 and SB226

House Bill 585 to reduce by half the Slot Purse Supplement Funds and Senate Bill 226 to eliminate the Video Poker Purse Supplement for Louisiana Bred Horses were both withdrawn.

The LAHBPA would like to thank its members as well as all industry participants for calling and contacting their representatives to oppose these bills. Your calls and support matter!

Thank you again,
LAHBPA

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Call House Appropriations Committee - HB 585 Slots

House Bill 585 by Representative Jay Morris is assigned to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee.  This bill will reduce by half the Slot Purse Supplement Funds.  This would devastate our industry.  Please contact members of the Appropriations Committee (listed below, click read more to view) and ask them to support the Horse Racing Industry by maintaining these dedicated Purse Funds.  Ask them to please vote NO on House Bill 585.

Thank you,
LAHBPA

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Call House Appropriations Committee - HB 588 Video Poker

House Bill 588 is assigned to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee.  This bill will reduce by half the Video Draw Poker Purse Supplement Fund.  Please contact members of the Appropriations Committee (listed below, click read more to view) and ask them to support the Horse Racing Industry by maintaining these dedicated Purse Funds.  Ask them to please vote NO on House Bill 588.

Thank you,
LAHBPA

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NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS

The Gentilly Office will be open on closed on Good Friday, April 14th.

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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Election Notice

The ballots for the 2017 Election have been mailed. For your ballot to be counted, your ballot must be received at the designated post office box by Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00AM CDST.

If you need a replacement ballot, please call MK Election Services at 209-259-6740 ext. 4 and clearly state your name, your mailing address and your phone number.  A new ballot will be mailed within two business days.

Thank you.

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2017 LAHBPA Election Notice

The Louisiana HBPA will conduct an election of Board Members and President on March 28, 2017.  Ballots will be mailed on March 8, 2017.  

Please help us have a good 2017 Election.  Make sure that the Louisiana HBPA has your correct mailing address so that you get your ballot.

To verify and update your address, please contact the Horsemen’s Bookkeeper at any of the Louisiana Race Tracks or at the Louisiana HBPA main office (504) 945-1555. Thank you.

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