Louisiana Raises Stallion Awards

LQHBA will raise state-bred stallion awards in 2015.


LQHBA plans to boost stallion awards by 45 percent.

During its June meeting, the LQHBA's Board of Directors voted to increase their annual Stallion Awards, for accredited Louisiana-bred stallions, in 2015 from $344,000 per year to $500,000. The increase will begin with races that are run from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

"We have some of the finest stallions in the world in Louisiana and this is a well-deserved 45 percent increase in our Stallion Awards program," LQHBA Executive Director Tony Patterson said Thursday. "This increase will benefit our Louisiana-Bred Program."

One of the best state-bred programs in the country, Louisiana offers a minimum of 148 guaranteed Quarter Horse racing days with annual purses in excess of $22 million. They have the first and only Restricted Grade 1 state-bred $1 million race, the LQHBA Breeders' Futurity. In addition, the state offers six Louisiana-bred futurities, two Louisiana-bred derbies and three $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day races each year.

"We are extremely proud of our stallions and our entire Louisiana-Bred program," Patterson says.

For additional information, contact the LQHBA offices at 318-487-9506 or tpatterson@lqhba.com.

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