Delhomme selected LTBA president

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BOSSIER CITY – Jake Delhomme was elected as the President of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association at the annual election of officers.

The meeting was held at Harrah's Louisiana Downs as part of Louisiana Cup Day, one of the four state bred championship race days.

In nominating Delhomme, Dexter Gary spoke of Delhomme's leadership, national recognition and positive image throughout the industry.

"I am all about moving forward for the best of this industry," said Delhomme.

Delhomme is a retired quarterback. He played quarterback for the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1993-96 before being signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent after the 1997 NFL Draft.

Delhomme played as the Carolina Panthers starting quarterback from 2003 to 2009 where he holds most of Panther's quarterback records and led the team to Super Bowl XXXVIII in his first season with Carolina.

The Delhomme family shares a lifelong love of racing with Set-Hut Stables in South Louisiana.

"The values I learned while training horses as a child showed themselves in my development as a football star," said Delhomme. "I found in horse racing an outlet for my competitive juices in retirement."