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Interestingly, of the horses running in the Kentucky Derby and in theother 13 races OnSat- urday’s card, ’there Were several that trained at the Fairgrounds or previously raced here before making the trip north to the other infield. Louisiana was well represented 760 miles North and a tad bit East on Derby Day. There were 14 races run at Churchill Downs Saturday. Six of those were won by horses who last raced at the Fair- grounds. Ten races were won by horses that raced here recently or trained here over the winter. Country House, the of- ficial winner of Kentucky Derby 145 was second in the Risen Star and 4th in the Louisiana Derby. He then went to Oaklawn where he placed third in the Arkansas Derby earn- ing enough points to run in the race deemed the most exciting two minutes in sports. Speaking of Country House as the winner of Kentucky Derby 145, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I failed to mention he finished second but was moved up through dis- qualification. The horse that crossed the wire first, Maximum Security, was in front running in the two path (two horse widths out from the rail). According to his jockey Luis Saez, he spooked from the crowd in the in- field and drifted into the five path. Luis straight- ened him out the best he could but not before he interfered with War Of Will, Long Range Toddy, Bodexpress, and Country House. Therefore, as per racing rules, he was taken down and placed behind the horses he impeded, no matter where they fin- ished. The Stewards (top rac- ing officials) made the right call. War Of Will, who trained at the Fairgrounds all winter long was most affected by Maximum Se- curity. He is a big athletic monster who looks like he could run all day. It’s a miracle he didn’t go down in the race. David Carrol, assistant to Mark Casse wh over- saw War of Wills t aining all Winter informed me that War of Will came out 'of the race with a few little PROCSS SOLUTIONS INC. scratches but he is sound. They are extremely happy and feel very blessed that he’s good enough to con- tinue on. They plan on shipping him to Pimlico early next week to run in the Preakness. Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, says that Long Range Toddy came out of the race surpris- ingly well but they do not have any immediate plans for him. They are going to give him a breather and look for a race down the road. Do not worry though; Steve has a horse to run in the Preakness, Laugh- ing Fox, who just won the Oaklawn Invitational. Trainer Bret Calhoun was faced with a major dilemma earlier this year. It looked like he could pos- sibly have two horses in the Derby. Bret also owns a house that overlooks the Jazz Fest Acura Stage and the Fairgrounds oval. I offered to watch his house on the 2nd and through this past week- end. Bret told me that even if he had a horse in the Derby he would prob- ably just stay here. I said, “Yeah right.” I guess Mick Jagger made the choice easy for Bret. Bret went to the Derby riding high on the Louisi- ana Derby win of his horse By My Standards. By My Standards was pretty much mugged coming out of the gate in the Derby and was also bumped pret- ty hard with one half mile to go in the race. He ended up placing twelfth. Bret says he came out of the race just fine. He plans on giving him a little rest then freshening him up for some of the other Der- bies later in the Summer and Fall. Illinois Derby, Pennsylvania Derby, Lone Star Derby and'the Super Derby are all possibilities. Bret’s other possible derby contender, Mr. Money, who ran fourth in the Breeders Cup Juvenile didn’t have enough points to run in the Derby. Mr. Money didn’t disappoint on Derby Day however, he won the Pat Day Mile Stakes on the Derby un- dercard earning $225,680. He beat two other Fair— grounds horses by 5 1/4 lengths. Bret said even though the win was im- pressive his “numbers” (speed ratings) didn’t jump up much so he doesn’t re— ally see the Preakness in Mr. Money’s future. But he hasn’t totally ruled it out either. “Very outside chance we may run him,” according to Bret. It’s the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance! 0 J ani—King andhe decided to keep his headquarters in his Ponchatoula hometown. Jani-King broke ground this past Thursday on a beautiful piece of property off I-55 on the Northeast Service Road. The event was well at— tended by Jani-King em- ployees and included 10- cal dignitaries including' Ponchatoula Mayor Bob Zabbia. The new corporate of- fice will cost $4.5 million dollars to develop and will boast an 18,000 square foot corporate Office with room for other businesses to re- FROM PAGE ONE locate to the Ponchatoula campus. Tom Enmon chose his hometown to expand his franchise business and the new buildings will allow him to hire an ap- proximate 15 additional local employees due to the bigger space, according to Chance Enmon, a Jani- King executive. Tom Enmon is a long— time supporter of Pon- chatoula and its Chamber and is a sponsor of the Krewe of Erin. His family members are principals in the business. Berry Town Produce cargo van stolen Sheriff‘s Report The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriffs Office is currently looking for information and/or the person responsible for the theft of a cargo van that was taken from Berry Town Produce on April 29, 2019. The subject captured on video surveillance is described as a white male with several tattoos on both forearms. 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THE TIMES, MAY 9, 2019, PAGE Anniversaries and Birthdays Happy Anniversary May 9 - Gary & Brenda Kyzar, Dennis Sr. & Jerri Faye Pevey, George & Beth Schmitt May 10 - David & Ode- lia Coat May 11 — James Lin- da Barnes May 12 - Douglas & “Sissy” Daigle May 13 Frank & Wen- dy LeSaicherre, Barry & Daphne Griffin V May 14 Dwight & Becky Raiford, Larry & Konnie Pittman, Joe Paul Jr. & Teresa Corbett, Craig & Christie Messmer May 15 Kelcy & Joan Price, Earl & Barbara Theirot, James & Kerri Bankston, Happy Birthday May 9 Amanda Sim, Amy Haight, Brianna Bowden, Claude Fowler Sr., Dee Decote, Eliza- beth Stanga Cleaver, Erin Derbins, Jane Anderson Martin,. Johnny Caro, Laurie Allen, Payton Ramsey, Philip Stein, Se- batian Allibe, Stewart Ge- genheimer, Jeff Schmitt May 10 - Jonathan Oney, Liz Pugh, Suzanne Vidrine, May 11 —— Barbara Franks, Carol Jean Arret- tieg, Carol Kinchen, Hous- ton Joiner, Karen Ward, Ronette Wright, Tim Heitman, Zachary Taylor Barlow, Carol Kinchen, Raymond Disher, May 12 — Adam Our- so, Anglea Davis, Anna Vaughn, Cindy McKean, Courtney Palisi, Jared Hill, Jourdan Cheek, Ka- tie VanVrancken, Kim Coates, Kimberly Landry, Rachel Arretteig, Shon- dra McGary; May 13 — Bobby Al- len, Danna Spring, Mi- chael Gaskins, Nicky Roth, Ryan Delaney, Sta- cey Stein, Taylor Jam- bon, Tracey Stein, Alyssa Charbonnet, Candac Gi- roir, Ray Disher May 14—Anna Pittman, Anne J a'ckson, Becky Wil- liard, Charlene Plummer, Dennis Dressel, Jeff Alan LeSaicherre, Julia Gegen- heimer, Kathleen Keller, Matthew Richardson, Ol- ivia Pevey, Susan Basso, May 15 ——Floyd Bou- dreaux, Hazel Boudreaux, Julia Gene Taylor, Rich- ard Wallace, Skyer Bou- dreaux EMAIL YOUR ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS TO Ponchatoulatimes@gmail.com GUYS GALS 42102 Yokum Rd. Ponchatoula, LA 70454 MOLlY 985-386-8530 Residents and local government come together for National Day of Prayer By BRIANNA ELLIOTT Special to The Times The National Day of Prayer was observed on May 2, 2019. Each year on the first Thursday of May the presi- dent of the United States signs a proclamation which encourages Americans to pray for their country and their government. This year local resi- dents came together at Woodland! Park Baptist Church for breakfast and prayer. Pastors from sev- eral local churches lead approximately 100 people in prayer for our country. Prayer topics included government, business, churches, law enforce- ment, military, family, education, and arts/me- dia. Several members of the local government and leadership attended to pray for the nation; in- CLAY MONROE ATTORNEY AT LAW 1545 Hwy. 51 N. Ste # Ponchatoula, LA (Just North of Walmart) (985) 386-4505” Over 21 Years of Experience In PERSONAL INJURY, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, DIVORCE, AND SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY E—Mail: editor@ponchatoula.com or timesofindependence@gmail.com eluding President of Tan- gipahoa Parish School Board Melissa Stilley, Robby Miller, Sheriff Daniel Edwards, Police Chief of Hammond Edwin Bergeron, and several school board members. The event was orga- nized by Christian Com- munity Network (CON). The organization is com- mitted to developing re- lationships between min- isters/ministries and the residents of the North- shore. DEE}