News - Breeding June  20, 2024

Champion Producing Sire The Louisiana Cartel Dies at 15

Champion sire The Louisiana Cartel was euthanized today at age 15.

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OPELOUSAS, LA–AUGUST 26, 2022–The Louisiana Cartel, a champion producing sire standing at Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction, was euthanized today (AUG 26) due to "on going health issues".

The 15-year-old son of leading sire Corona Cartel, out of the G2-placed Louisiana Slew (TB) mare The Louisiana Girl, was among the leading sires each year. In 2022 he is a top 20 leading sire of money of eaners and a top 25 leading sire of 2-year-old money earners. 

From eight crops to race he is the sire of 228 winners (60%), 49 black type (13%), earners of over $9.4 million with average earnings per starter of more than $24,700.

"The Louisiana Cartel meant a lot to this farm. He was a once in a lifetime stallion, and we want to thank Haddad Ranch for entrusting us in managing and caring for a stallion of his stature," said Stephen Deville, stallion manager of Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction. " He will always have a place here with us."

Owner Jorge Haddad purchased The Louisiana Cartel at the 2008 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale from Jumonville Farms for $90,000.

"First I want to thank Eddy (Cramer) for all his support and guidance through TLCs campaign in Louisiana along with Stephen's (Deville) help and great management during breeding season," Haddad said. "This horse has been a blessing for me and my family. All I can say is that he was a once in a lifetime horse and I'm lucky to have owned him. I am sure the impact he has made in the industry will be felt for years to come and we will miss him a lot."

Also trained by Haddad, The Louisiana Cartel won or placed in eight of 10 career starts and earned $127,941 at 3 and 4. He won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Championship Challenge, Sam Houston Classic (G2),  He was also third in the Firecracker Derby and a finalist in the Remington Park Invitational Championship(G1) and Delta Championship Challenge(G3).

Ec Jet One, under jockey Esgar Ramiez, winning the $2,415,084 All American Derby(G1) at Ruidoso Downs.
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The Louisiana Cartel's top performers include Champion Ec Jet One SI 104 (8 wins to 3, $1,370,385 AQHA Racing Champion Three-year-old, AQHA Racing Champion Three-year-old Colt, All American Derby-G1, etc.), Mi Amor Secreto SI 107 (5 wins to 6, $771,450 Downs At Albuquerque Fall Championship-G1, etc.), Louisiana Lover SI 106 (9 wins to 3, $256,665 Blue River Derby, etc.), Mr Spud SI 91 (5 wins to 2, $209,329 Firecracker Futurity-G2, etc.), Mrs Kennedy Tlc SI 92 (5 wins to 2, 2022 $192,596 Mardi Gras Futurity-G2, etc.), Cartels Pop Pop SI 92 (2 wins to 3, $191,509 TQHA Sale Futurity-G2, etc.), Tlc Dale SI 108 (5 wins to 6, $189,502 Sam Houston Derby-G3, etc.), etc.

Bred by Jumonville Farms and Guillroy Brothers, The Louisiana Cartel is out Grade 2-placed The Louisiana Girl SI 100 ($30,569), by Louisiana Slew (TB). She is the dam of 12 ROM, 11 winners, 6 black type including champion and leading sire Jess Louisiana Blue SI 109 ($170,682), G2 winner Louisiana Eye Opener SI 97 ($151,254), G2 winner The Louisiana Cartel SI 109 (see above), G2 winner Jessthelouisianagirl SI 98 ($122,904), G3 winner Fed Ex Together SI 105 ($112,864), stakes winner Call Me Fed Ex SI 107 ($90,437), G1-placed Jess Got Bayou Si 101 ($46,496).

The Louisiana Girl is also the granddam or great-granddam of such black type winners as Heza Louisiana Dash SI 105 ($531,041), El Camino CL SI 98 ($270,678), Dutcher SI 108 ($194,833), Thisfeatureisspecial SI 98 ($190,758), Eye Am Sizzlin SI 108 ($182,688) to name only a few.

The Louisiana Cartel's second dam was the AQHA Racing Champion mare Little Blue Sheep SI 105 ($389,355) by St Bar. A sister to stakes winner Miss Angel Eyes SI 95 ($109,101) and Takeme Freely SI 96 ($68,939), Little Blue Sheep is the dam of stakes winners Browns Dasher SI 107 ($69,855) and Rheaetta SI 89.  

Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction will offer frozen semen next year on The Louisiana Cartel. A fee will be announced later. For more information or a breeding contract call Stephen Deville at (225) 202-2104.


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