Thoroughbred Retirement Fund Linda Dyer - ST Publishing Tom Law

March 8, 2018
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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They say "There is nothing better for the inside of a man, than the outside of a horse." Linda Dyer heads a unique program for the Thoroughbred Retirement Fund at the Blackburn Correctional Institution where she teaches inmates how to care for thoroughbred horses and potentially become skilled enough to get employment after their release. Hard to believe how quickly we are closing in on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. The points system is increasing and positions in the starting gate are slowly being filled. One way to stay on top of the action is through Thisishorseracing.com. Each Saturday they provide a feature on their site called the "Saturday Special" that keeps track of all the post times and story lines behind the big races of the day. Tom Law, one of the major contributors to the site, will join John to discuss the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2); the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3); the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and for the ladies the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3).

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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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