Preview of the Travers with Handicappers Eric Wing and Ed Meyer

August 22, 2019
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Drum roll please”Ladies and gentlemen, it is our honor to present to you for the 150th time the Midsummer Derby!” Yes, it is time to see who has matured since the first Saturday of May and withstood the rigors of racing. Can trainer Bill Mott claim 2 Derbies? While eventual Derby winner Country House is on the sidelines, his stablemate Tacitus will take up the banner for the Hall of Fame trainer. Post time is 11:35 AM EST. Travers will run as the 11th race. The other stakes include the Dollor 400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (G2), the Dollor 500,000 Kettle Won Ballerina (G1) a win and you're in Breeders Cup race, the Dollor 500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (G1), the Dollor 700,000 Personal Ensign (G1) (Breeders Cup qualifier), the Dollor 600,000 Forego (G1) and the Dollor 850,000 Sword Dancer (G1). Two popular handicappers Eric Wing and Ed Meyer will join John to discuss all of the days graded stakes action, giving their picks and potential longshots to hopefully put some “green in your jeans!”

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On the show we will talk about the Sport of Kings. We will delve into the different features of the WinningPonies.com website. John Engelhardt will talk about the issues of the day that affect horse racing, such as synthetic surfaces, medication rule changes, the fate of the industry as a whole, VLTs and Casinos, and human interest stories of triumph and defeat. You will also hear our spot play of the week, where John will handicap the feature races for the upcoming weekend, and will give out his best plays. We will keep you abreast racing’s big events. Featured on the show will be guests (trainers, jockeys, jockey’s agents, owners, and celebrity handicappers). Promotional giveaways will be featured, such as brand merchandise and free WinningCredits.

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John Engelhardt

John Engelhardt

You may recognize him as "Racing's Regular Guy." For ten years, John Engelhardt hosted the informative and sometimes irreverent handicapping show from his base at River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio. He developed a passion for thoroughbred racing as a youngster at Saratoga, and has been able to make his love of the sport his life's calling.

Engelhardt, a native of Syracuse, New York is a graduate of the University of Dayton. His professional career in racing began as the track photographer at Beulah Park in 1983 and he has worked in racing ever since. John produced "The Stretch Run" for eight years, which aired on the CBS affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati. For four years Engelhardt co-hosted "The Regular Guy Handicapping Show on HOMER 1530-AM in Cincinnati with former "Winning Ponies" host Ed Meyer.

John served as the President of the Turf Publicists of America in 2009 and 2010, after serving several years as the Midwest Vice-President of that organization. He is currently a consultant for Pinnacle Entertainment handling publicity, public relations, marketing, advertising and special events for River Downs. Under the "nom-de-course" of Heart of an Angel Stable, he has bred and owned thoroughbreds for 18 years.

"Racing's Regular Guy" has been exposed to racing on many levels and greets the sport with enthusiasm and well-rounded knowledge. Tune in Thursdays at 5PM PT, as he welcomes nationally recognized guests, who will help you find those "Winning Ponies.”

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Episode Directory

August 2019

  • 8/22/2019: Preview of the Travers with Handicappers Eric Wing and Ed Meyer Listen Now
  • 8/15/2019: WP Welcomes Back Handicappers Rich Eng and Byron King Listen Now
  • 8/8/2019: WP Welcomes Writer Gary West and Brisnet James Scully Listen Now
  • 8/1/2019: WP Welcomes Trainer Kenny McPeek and DRF Handicapper Dan Illman Listen Now

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