Retired Jockey Joe Steiner and Managing Editor Tom LaMarra

September 21, 2017
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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After 35 years, 52 racetracks, and 32 broken bones, jockey Joe Steiner retired July 21, 2016. Steiner said he will pursue a career in sports psychology following a riding career in which he rode in 10,846 races. He said ideally he would like to help jockeys and other athletes deal with the trials and tribulations of life. That decision has already become a reality as he is the “Life Coach” for 27-year-old Rocco Bowen, far and away the current leading rider at Emerald Downs. He will tell us about his life in the saddle. Tom LaMarra grew up in New Jersey, which lead him to many forays to the Philadelphia area where Parx will feature three graded Stakes races, highlighted by the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby. On the under card is the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Cotillion Stakes and the Grade 3 $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes. Tom is now the Managing Editor of THAracing.com, he handles Communications for the Maryland THA and is involved in special projects for the Maryland Jockey Club.

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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

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

  • 9/28/2017: HRN Handicapper Brian Zipse / DRF Handicapper Jay Privman Listen Now
  • 9/21/2017: Retired Jockey Joe Steiner and Managing Editor Tom LaMarra Listen Now
  • 9/14/2017: Thoroughbred Auctioneer Dan Mahaney Listen Now
  • 9/7/2017: HOF Jockey Sandy Hawley / Award Winning Journalist Caton Bredar Listen Now