I'm a horse person and as I'm sure you've guessed, the news of last week's barn fire at River Point Equestrian Center, near Louisiana Down's where 19 horses perished was heartbreaking.

Correction, it IS heartbreaking. Fire is one of the things a horse owner fears most. Since the fire, it's been found that a problem with an air conditioning unit is to blame for the tragedy.

While it may be last week's news to some, the owners, trainers and fans of these horses will live with their deaths forever. Please find it in your heart to help. Thank you!

Chaplain Jimmy at Louisiana Downs with the help of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be having a Chicken Spaghetti Dinner at the Red River Room at Louisiana Downs on Friday night August 23.

Tickets are in advance for the price of $10.00.

We need items for the silent and live auction.

Please tell everyone they can send checks to :

Winners Circle Church
c/o Jimmy Sistrunk
5538 Brandon Rd
Shreveport, La. 71107

If you have any items to auction or donations, please bring them to the LTBA office at Louisiana Downs.


Loretta Romero
Louisiana Downs Office
8000 Hwy. 80
Bossier City, LA 71111