Obituary: Peggy Joyce Peart Balentine

Peggy Joyce Peart Balentine Obituary

Peggy Joyce Peart Balentine

Benton, La – Funeral services celebrating the life of Peggy Joyce Peart Balentine will be held Thursday March 14, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Bossier. Visitation will be Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Officiating will be Chaplain Jimmy Sistrunk of Winners Circle Church and Pastor Destiny Deas of Northpoint Community Church. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery.

Ms. Balentine passed away Friday March 8, 2019, in Bossier City, LA. She was born July 19, 1938, in Alexandria, LA, and was raised in Pineville, LA. Ms. Peggy was a resident of Bossier Parish for over 40 years. A childhood love of horses aspired her to achieve a successful career as one of the first licensed female racehorse trainers in the state of Louisiana as well as holding trainer licenses in Arkansas and Texas. Her talents for breeding and raising good horses didn’t stop at the racetrack, Ms. Peggy bred and raised numerous World Champion caliber barrel racing horses. An avid lover of agriculture and the outdoors Ms. Peggy always could be found outside raising livestock and tending to an always large and bountiful garden. One to never see anyone go without, she could always be found cooking and caring for those who needed a hand. Her famous gumbo, pecan pie and fruitcake will be greatly missed by all of those who had the privilege of eating at her table. As a 4-H livestock leader, Ms. Peggy helped youth from all over north Louisiana as well as her own grandchildren with livestock projects ranging from chickens, steers, lambs, goats and horses. She was a fixture each year at the State Fair of Louisiana helping teach kids life lessons through their livestock projects.

She was a loving mother of three children and is survived by daughter Pam Balentine McBeath and husband Carl, son Darrell Balentine and wife Tina, and daughter Rhonda Balentine. One of her most prized roles was “Granny” of 6 grandchildren Casey McBeath, Jessica Balentine, Hannah Balentine, Kendyl Balentine Tipton and husband Zach Tipton, Samuel “Sam” Balentine, and Darrell Balentine Jr., and one great-grandchild Ainsley Balentine, as well as numerous “adopted grandchildren”; sisters and brothers Clarice Pennington of Kolin, LA; Clarence L. “Sonny” Peart of LeCompte, LA; Wanda Faye Berry of Houston, TX; Beverly Peart Fox and husband Jerry Fox of Olathe, KS; and Greg Peart of Pineville, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family whom she loved.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clarence Alexander and Ruth Belgard Peart of Pineville, LA; sister Patsy Peart of Pineville, LA; sister Hattie Peart Savoie and brother-in-law Percy Savoie of Pineville, LA; and brother-in-law Rudy Berry of Houston, TX.

Honoring Ms. Peggy as pallbearers will be Bart Coleman, Casey McBeath, Clint DeLaune, Darrell Balentine Jr., Samuel “Sam” Balentine, Timmothy “Timmy” Peart Jr., Zach Tipton and Mike Leflett.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Ralph Balentine, C.L. “Puddin” Daniels, Clarence L. “Sonny” Peart, Greg Peart, Kerney Peart Jr, Carl McBeath, Darrell Balentine, Jerry Fox, Dr. Robert Hewlett, Mohamed Shamsie and members of the 4-H livestock community.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, Bossier Parish Riding Club, P.O. Box 203 Benton, LA 71006.

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TESTING ONE TWO AS EASY AS ONE TWO THREE IN THE OWNERS APPRECIATION DISTAFF AT DELTA DOWNS

TESTING ONE TWO - Owner Appreciation Distaff Stakes - 7th Running - 03-08-19 - R10 - DED-01
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Owner Appreciation Distaff Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-8-19, 8 furlongs
3YO and upwards, fillies and mares, $60,000

TESTING ONE TWO
Star Guitar–Yes Sir
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc. (LA)
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Brittlyn Stable, Inc
Jockey: Diego Saenz

2nd
Maline
Fusaichi Pegasus–Tourmaline
Breeder: Al Ulwelling & Bill Ulwelling (LA)
Owner: Margaret Lanetta Haa
Trainer: Beverly Burress
Jockey: Eguard Andres Tejera

3rd
Saffron Spirit
Ghostzapper–Amber Grace
Breeder: Blackstone Farm LLC (PA)
Owner: Late Night Stables LLC
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Jockey: Joel Dominguez

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $68,000 Owner Appreciation Distaff on Friday night and it was Brittlyn Stable, Inc.’s Testing One Two who came away with her second stakes win of the season under jockey Diego Saenz. Testing One Two is conditioned by Victor Arceneaux.

 

Testing One Two used a perfect trip in the Owner Appreciation Distaff as she stalked an early speed dual between Americium, Arch Arch Baby and Cause You Can. That trio volleyed for the lead through opening fractions of 22.89 seconds for the quarter-mile, 47.52 for the half and 1:13.52 for three-quarters. When the field reached the second turn of their one-mile journey, Testing One Two put the leaders away and set sail for home while opening up a clear lead in the stretch.

 

At the finish line, Testing One Two was 2-1/4 lengths clear of Maline who rallied for second while Saffron Spirit finished another two lengths behind in third. Testing One Two covered the eight furlongs in a time of 1:41.86 while running on fast track.

 

The win by Testing One Two was the eighth of her 13-race career. It was also her second stakes victory of the season. She also won the Treasure Chest Stakes on November 16. Friday night’s score was worth $42,000 and it raised her career bankroll to $399,660.

 

Testing One Two was bred in Louisiana by her owner. She is a 4-year-old bay filly by Star Guitar, out of the Scat Daddy mare Yes Sir.

 

Sent to the gate as the favorite at odds of 8-5, Testing One Two paid $5.20 to win, $3.20 to place and $2.20 to show. Maline was worth $8.20 to place and $4 to show. Saffron Spirit returned $6.60 to show.

 

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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NEW DATE! Celebrate Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds at the LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Sunday, March

Celebrate
Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds

at the
LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 31st

Dear LTBA Member:

You are cordially invited to attend our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, at Equine Sales Company of Louisiana, in Opelousas, LA on Sunday March 31, 2019. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.

Awards will be presented to the breeders and owners of the outstanding accredited Louisiana Bred Horses of 2018 as well as the overall Horse of the Year. From 3:00 pm till 7:00pm  Equine Sales Company Sale Arena will be the site as awards will be presented to the owner of the leading Stallion, the owner of the Broodmare of the Year, the Leading Breeder of 2018, as well as the High Percentage Breeder of the Year. See the attached sheet of this year’s champions.

As a special treat, this year we will have someone from The Jockey Club on hand to explain and to answer the many questions on micro chipping. This is a big change for everyone, so expect to learn something.

Our program will also include live entertainment. As we combine the 2yo in training sale with our awards banquet we expect a large crowd as well as fun for everyone.

Sincerely,
Roger A. Heitzmann III
Secretary / Treasurer

 

What:       LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet
When:      Sunday, March 31st, 3:00 p.m.
Where:     Equine Sales Facility,
372 Harry Guilbeau Road   Opelousas, Louisiana  70570

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676, 800-772-1195

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LTBA Announces 2018 Louisiana Bred Champions

LTBA Contact:
Roger Heitzmann
(504) 947-4676
roger@louisianabred.com
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced the results of the 2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions, 2018 Stallion of the Year, 2018 Broodmare of the Year and Breeders of the Year.

2yo filly ~ Midnight Fantasy
2yo colt or gelding ~ Classy John
3yo filly ~ Testing One Two
3yo colt or gelding ~ Givemeaminit
4 & up filly or mare ~ Ours To Run
4 & up male ~ Monte Man
Broodmare of the Year ~ Street Beat
Stallion of the Year ~ Star Guitar
Breeder of the Year ~ Red River Farm, LLC
High Percentage of Stakes Winners Breeder ~ James McIngvale

Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions and Broodmare of the Year are selected by a vote of the membership. Leading Stallion and Leading Breeders are based on statistics.
Award presentations will be made at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Equine Sales of Louisiana, in Opelousas, when the overall “Horse of the Year” will be revealed. This year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet are being held following the Breeze Show for the Equine Sales 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Congratulations to all.

See below for complete results.

 

For more information, please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit louisianabred.com.
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Obituary: Ronald Perry Webb

Coushatta, LA – Funeral services for Ronald Perry Webb, 71, of Coushatta, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Wiley Cole will officiate. Interment will follow in Springville Cemetery, Coushatta. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at the funeral home.

Ronald was born July 22, 1947 in Shreveport, LA, raised in Coushatta, LA and passed away at home on Saturday, March 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Annie Mae Brown Webb and one brother, Douglas Webb. He is survived by two brothers, Ralph Webb and wife Jan of Monroe, and Sandy Webb of Coushatta; three sisters, Judy Huckabay, Virginia Webb, and Elizabeth Perkins and husband John all of Coushatta; sister-in-law, Jana Webb of Coushatta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Coushatta High School, Ronald completed a degree in Agriculture at Louisiana State Universitybefore beginning work at the Farmers Home Administration. He worked at offices in Oak Grove, Oakdale, Natchitoches, and Coushatta, LA. After leaving the FHA, Ronald farmed and helped care for his parents. He attended Hanna Baptist Church in earlier times and was the Church song leader for several years.

Ronald was a horseman and member of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, and the Red River Street Rod Association. Ronald loved horses and was a successful breeder and owner of stakes winning horses. He said he was the only poor man to have two $100,000 race winners on the same day (Hot Zapper and Sea Vow in 2015). Ronald was well-known for picking up tickets for a lot of meals in the local eating establishments. His family and friends will miss him, his stories, and his sense of humor.

Pallbearers will be his nephews Ray Spruill, Jeffrey Webb, Layne Huckabay, Dustin Webb, Jim Perkins, John Ralph Webb, Cody Webb, Jay Perkins, Chase Burns, and Cole Hinds.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; Springville Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1023, Coushatta LA 71019; or the charity of your choice.

Published in Shreveport Times on Mar. 5, 2019

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PURSE INCREASES ANNOUNCED FOR THE FINAL FOURTEEN DAYS OF THE 2019 HARRAH’S LOUISIANA DOWNS QUARTER HORSE RACING SEASON

Bossier City, LA – Harrah’s Louisiana Downs is pleased to announce that overnight purses have been increased by $1,200 for the remainder of the 2019 Quarter Horse meet. The adjustment was implemented on Saturday, March 2 and will continue through the conclusion of the racing season on Wednesday, March 20.

The next two weeks of the annual Quarter Horse meet are filled with premium racing events. On Saturday, March 16, Harrah’s Louisiana Downs will present the final of the $305,296 Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2) and the $120,782 Mardi Gras Derby for accredited Louisiana-breds. The third stakes of the card will be the $15,000 Leverne Perry Memorial, named in honor of the esteemed breeder and Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association (LQHBA) Executive Director Emeritus. On Wednesday, March 20, the ten top qualifiers will compete in the $254,070 Harrah’s Entertainment Futurity (G3).

“We are pleased to reward our local horsemen for their support throughout the 2019 live racing season,” said David Heitzmann, Director of Racing at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. “Our entire staff and management team have been encouraged by the interest from local fans and Quarter Horse players across the country. Judging from the quality of the 2-year-olds competing in trials for both the Mardi Gras and Harrah’s Entertainment Futurities, both finals will be extremely competitive and exciting to watch.”

The Quarter Horse season, which got underway on January 5, will continue Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with a 1:00 pm (Central) post time. In addition, racing will be conducted on Wednesday, March 13 and March 20, also at 1:00 pm. 

About Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Located near Shreveport in Bossier City, Louisiana, Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and was purchased by Caesars Entertainment in December, 2002. With annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing seasons, the track is committed to presenting the highest quality racing programs paired with its 150,000 square foot entertainment complex offering casino gambling, dining and plasma screen televisions for sports and simulcast racing.

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CRESCENTCITYPRETTY SCORES GORGEOUS VICTORY IN AZALEA STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

– JOSE CAMEJO TRAINEE GETS FIRST STAKES WIN OF HER CAREER –

 

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Crescentcitypretty wins the Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography

 

Azalea Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-1-19, 7 furlongs
3YO Fillies, Accredited Louisiana Bred, $70,000

CRESCENTCITYPRETTY
Bernardini – Penelope Plum
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Jose M. Camejo
Jockey: D. Saenz

2nd
Fortune Got Even
Stephen Got Even-Fortune In Gold
Breeder: Wendell A. Templet
Owner: Ricky Courville
Trainer: Ricky Courville
Jockey: A. Broussard

3rd
Madeforlife
First Defense-Slews Return
Breeder: James McIngvale
Owner: James McIngvale
Trainer: Chris Richard
Jockey: G. Melancon

 

VINTON, LA. – Crescentcitypretty used a strong performance to notch the first stakes of her career in the $70,000 Azalea Stakes at Delta Downs on Friday night for owner Brittlyn Stable, Inc. The 3-year-old daughter of Bernardini won the race under jockey Diego Saenz who got a leg up from trainer Jose Camejo.

 

After breaking sharply, Crescentcitypretty pressed the early pace set by Blowing Bayou, who carved out fractional times of 23.54 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 48.35 for the half in the seven-furlong test for sophomore Louisiana-bred fillies. Saenz began to ask for more run going into the far tun and Crescentsitypretty responded by putting away Blowing Bayou and opening up in the homestretch. At the finish line she was 5-3/4 lengths better than Fortune Got Even who just nosed out Madeforlife for the place.

 

Crescentcitypretty covered seven furlongs of the Azalea Stakes in a time of 1:28.35 while running on a track listed as good.

 

The win by Crescentcitypretty came in her third career start. She most recently finished third in the Louisiana Premier Night Starlet on February 9 after breaking her maiden at first asking in on January 16. Friday night’s tally earned her $42,000 and raised her bankroll to $79,000.

 

Bred in Louisiana by her owner, Crescentcitypretty is a 3-year-old bay filly by Bernardini out of the Badge of Silver mare Penelope Plum.

 

Fans who wagered on the race made Crescentcitypretty the overwhelming 1-5 favorite and she paid $2.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. Fortune Got Even was worth $3.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Madeforlife paid $2.10 to show.

 

Delta Downs will close out its race week on Saturday with another program that begins at 5:25 pm CST. The 10-race card includes the $70,000 Pelican Stakes for 3-year-old Louisiana-breds.

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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JIMI’S A STAR SHINES BRIGHT IN THE PELICAN STAKES AT DELTA DOWNS

– THE HENRY B. JOHNSON TRAINEE PREVAILS AS A HEAVY WAGERING FAVORITE –

 

 

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Jimi’s A Star wins the Pelican Stakes at Delta Downs. Coady Photography

 

Pelican Stakes
Delta Downs, 3-2,19, 7 furlongs
3YO Louisiana Breds, $70,000

JIMI’S A STAR
Star Guitar – Unusual Strike
Breeder: James Boyd
Owner: James A. Boyd
Trainer: Henry B. Johnson, Jr.
Jockey: E. Nieves

2nd
Titanium Pledge
Songandaprayer-Titanium Jane
Breeder: Riceland Racing Stables LLC
Owner: Riceland Racing Stables LLC
Trainer: Enis Mouton
Jockey: J.A. Guerrero

3rd
Power Jet
Power Broker-Zada Rae
Breeder: Joseph Adcock
Owner: William T. Reed
Trainer: W. Bret Calhoun
Jockey: R. Morales

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs hosted the $70,000 Pelican Stakes on Saturday night and it was James A. Boyd’s Jimi’s a Star who prevailed under jockey Emanuel Nieves. The winner is trained by Henry B. Johnson, Jr.

 

Sent to the gate as an odds-on favorite, Jimi’s a Star was taken back early in the seven-furlong Pelican as Conniejoe set the early fractional times of 23.57 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 48.40 for the half. Midway up the backstretch Jimi’s a Star began a sustained rally that put him within three lengths of the lead with a furlong to go. In the stretch he rallied passed his competition and reported home ¾ of a length in front of Titanium Pledge who finished second and Power Jet, who was another neck behind in third.

 

Jimi’s a Star covered the distance of the Pelican in a time of 1:28.42 while running on a fast track.

 

The victory was the first stakes score of Jimi’s a Star’s career and earned $42,000 for the effort. His career bankroll now stands at $129,820 on three wins from 12 trips to the starting gate.

 

Jimi’s a Star is a 3-year-old gray or roan gelding by Star Guitar out of the Unusual Heat mare Unusual Strike. He was bred in Louisiana by his owner.

 

Fans who wagered on Jimi’s a Star collected $3 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. Titanium Pledge was worth $10.20 to place and $4.20 to show. Power Jet paid $4.20 to show.

 

Delta Downs will begin another week of racing on Wednesday night with a 10-race program that begins at 5:25 pm. The Thursday program next week will feature 11 races and Friday and Saturday night’s action will have 12 races per night. There will be a special post time of 4:55 pm on both of those expanded cards.

 

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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DELTA DOWNS ADDS ADDITIONAL RACE DAY; ADJUSTS POST TIMES FOR EXPANDED PROGRAMS

–  THE FINAL WEEK OF THE 2018-19 SEASON WILL NOW END ON MARCH 12 –

 

 

VINTON, LA. – Delta Downs has made changes to the final days of its 2018-19 Thoroughbred season. The meeting was originally scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, March 9 but will now end with an extra day of live racing on Tuesday, March 12. The special race day will also include an early post time of 1:10 pm Central Time. The extra race day was added to compensate for cancelled races on February 27 and 28 due to poor weather conditions.

 

In addition to the extra race day the track has also altered post times on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9 to accommodate expanded 12-race cards. The first race on each of those days will take place at 4:55 pm instead of the customary 5:25 pm time slot.

 

For more information about the Delta Downs, including the upcoming Quarter Horse season that starts on April 19, go to the track’s website at www.deltadownsracing.com. Fans can also follow the track on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel, a property of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE:BYD), features exciting casino action, live horse racing and fun dining experiences. Delta Downs is located in Vinton, Louisiana, on Delta Downs Drive. From Lake Charles, take Exit 7 and from Texas, take Exit 4.

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