WP Welcomes Back Owner Mark Klein and DRF Writer Marty McGee

May 21, 2020
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Mark Klein is a funny man by trade but is also a thoroughbred race horse owner. Mark was a frequent guest on “The Regular Guy Handicapping Show” which emanated from River Downs for a decade, hosted by our own John Engelhardt. Mark is currently involved in several racing partnerships. His livelihood is on temporary hold until they sort out all of the Covid-19 restrictions that affect us all. With a break in his schedule, Mark will be joining us in the first segment and his appearance will be guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Eclipse Award winning writer and handicapper for the DRF Marty McGee with join us in the second segment of this “All-Louisville Edition.” Marty will discuss the process of performing his duties without being able to cover the morning workouts and afternoon racing. All eyes in the handicapping world will be on Louisville Saturday as Churchill Downs will present five stakes races, including the $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes –a Grade 3 and Ky Derby points race.

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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, 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.

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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

July 2020

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May 2020

  • 5/28/2020: WP Welcomes Back Ex Jockey Julie Krone and 'Handicapper Joe Kristufek Listen Now
  • 5/21/2020: WP Welcomes Back Owner Mark Klein and DRF Writer Marty McGee Listen Now
  • 5/14/2020: WP Welcomes Churchill Publicity Mgr Kevin Kerstein & Race Caller Ed Meyer Listen Now
  • 5/7/2020: WP Welcomes Writer Lawrence Scanlan and HRN Editor Jonathan Lintner Listen Now


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