Delta Downs Quarantine

As you know, Delta Downs Racetrack imposed a voluntary quarantine on all horses on January 2, 2017, in response to reports of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at New Orleans Fair Grounds.  I am writing to update you on the next steps in resuming operations at our racetrack.

Assuming that no cases of EHV-1 are identified at Delta Downs, we plan to lift the quarantine and resume normal activities on Monday, January 9

Starting on that date,

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Notice To All Members

The Gentilly Office will be closed on Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th for Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday November 28th.

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

The Gentilly HBPA office will be closed on Monday September 5, 2016 for the Labor Day Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday September 6, 2016.

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.

Happy Holiday!
THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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Notice to Horsemen & Trainers

(UPDATE AS OF 4/25/2016)

(1) On March 25, 2016, the ARCI made revisions to its “Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule for Horses” which you can find below.

Regulatory thresholds have been added for the following medications: 1) Cimetidine; 2)Ranitidine; 3) Cetirizine; and 4) Guaifenesin.

These new drug thresholds will NOT trigger a positive test call until June 9, 2016. The Commission will notify trainers when they have a test that will cause a positive after June 9, 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any test that would have been a positive prior to the rule change will still be positive during the transitional period.

(2) Also on March 25, 2016, the threshold levels have changed for the following:

1) Omeprazole from 1 ng/mL of urine to 10 ng/mL of plasma or serum
2) Xylazine from .01 ng/mL of plasma or serum to 200 pg/mL of plasma or serum

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Attention Louisiana Horsemen

House Bill 986 was voluntarily withdrawn on Monday May 2, 2016.  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. 

THANK YOU,
LAHBPA

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