Race Caller Jock Agent Jimmy McNerney - Handicapper Jeremy Balan
August 17, 2017
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Jimmy McNerney doesn’t have dark days, serving as the voice of Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky. in the summer and Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., in the winter, as well as jockey agent at Indiana Grand for apprentice Katie Clawson, Deshawn Parker and Leandro Goncalves. McNerney also hosts the weekly handicapping show Inside Track at Ellis Park and is the on-air television host and racing analyst at Turfway. He will tell us what a day in McNerney's life is like. Ellis Park is hosting a Handicapping Contest over the weekend: The Bluegrass Tournament, presented by AmWager live-money format with a $500 entry fee. Jeremy Balan covers the west coast racing scene for the Blood-Horse. He will have plenty to cover on Saturday as Arrogate sets out to prove he is the top horse in training with a win in the G1 $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar on his way to a trail to the Breeders’ Cup Classic. On the under card are the G1 $300,000 Del Mar Oaks and the G2 $250,000 Del Mar Handicap.
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
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.
"Winning Ponies" is broadcast live every Thursday at 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
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.”