Thursday, July 27, 2017

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

(New Orleans, La.) – Louisiana Cup Day will take place Saturday, August 5, at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.   

The drawings will be between the fifth and sixth races. The races begin at 3:15 p.m. and the student must be there to register between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the designated registration booth.   

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows: 

  • Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Fall 2017.
  • Must be in good standing with the college or university.
  • Must be present at the drawing location to win.
  • Must have university ID number or Social Security number.

The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student's account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.   

"The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to continue making an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process," said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.   The Louisiana Cup Day annual event features seven stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses and total purse money of $360,000. The highlight of the evening will be the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds competing at 1-1/16 miles.   

Louisiana Cup Juvenile
2 Y.O. LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies
2 Y.O. Fillies LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000 

Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint 
3 Y.O. & Up F&M LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Sprint
3 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Turf Classic 
3 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $50,000

Louisiana Cup Distaff 
3 Y.O. & up F&M, LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $50,000

Super Derby Prelude
3 Y.O. LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $60,000    

For more information please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.