WP Hosts Eclipse Award Winning Writers Jennie Rees and Gary West
February 6, 2020
Hosted by John Engelhardt
As if multi-Eclipse Award winning writer Jennie Rees needed a 5th job, she’s expanding her varied skill set to create the “Thoroughbred News Service.” According to Jennie, “We speak about the mission of the Thoroughbred News Service: to provide quality written and video racing content to the media for free on run up to the Ky Derby. Trying to take advantage of the interest in horse racing in the spring.” “We do not want to duplicate what racetracks' publicity teams or industry organizations such as NTRA are doing,” emphasizes Rees. “We think we fill a niche, especially doing the heavy-lifting of pushing it out to mainstream media.' Fans can get on “The Thoroughbred News Service” email list and get all the content by emailing Jennie at email@example.com. Award winning writer and respected handicapper Gary West is part of the team and has a weekly top 20, actually a weekly top 24, because he lists four AEs. We will be reviewing his current list as part of the broadcast.
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, owners, celebrity handicappers and industry insiders). 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.”