WP Welcomes Back Ex Jockey Julie Krone and 'Handicapper Joe Kristufek

May 28, 2020
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Episode Description

Julie Krone remembers the summer of 2003 as one of her favorite seasons in racing. After coming out of a 3-year retirement in November of 2002 she would go on to become the first woman jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race. But it would also be her last summer competing as a jockey. This summer will look a bit different for the Hall of Famer, but she said she is equally as excited to be making her return into the racing world. Krone has announced that she will become the agent for Ferrin Peterson, a 28-year-old jockey who was making waves last summer at Del Mar and is now preparing for this year’s season at Monmouth Park, a track that has a special place in Krone’s heart. Joe Kristufek will talk about his new venture in drawing new owners to the sport through his newly formed Brilliant Racing partnership program.Then the Churchill Downs Handicapper will analyze their two Graded $100,000 stakes on Saturday - the Winning Colors S. (G3) and the Old Forester Mint Julep S. (G3).

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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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