Success And Downturns In Oil Industry Have An Impact On Louisiana’s Horse Racing Industry

by | 02.22.2018 | 11:00am
Iron Fist makes the grade in the 2017 Cornhusker Hdcp. He will stand his first season at stud in Louisiana

There are several oil rigs located off the coast of Louisiana, and a booming oil industry – or one that hit some 'rough waters' – has an impact on the state's horse racing industry, according to a report by KLFY-10 News.

According to the news station, the recent downturn in the oil industry has had an effect on the state's racing and breeding industries.

One person who is doing his part to keep the industry strong in Louisiana is Carroll Castille, who operates Whispering Oaks Farm in Carencro. Whispering Oaks is home to five stallions, the newest of which is Iron Fist, a graded stakes-winning son of Tapit. Iron Fist will stand his first season in 2018.

“It's about helping Louisiana racing, it's a huge part of culture,” Castille said of his decision to stand Iron Fist at his farm.

Read more at KLFY.com

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