'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Handicapper Bob 'Railbird' Roberts and Race Caller Ed Meyer

June 25, 2020
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Veteran writer and handicapper Bob “Railbird” Roberts will join us to cover Ohio’s richest race – the $500,000 Grade 3 Ohio Derby that has drawn a highly competitive field headed by 2019 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court. The $1,235,451 earner will be making an equipment change with “Blinkers Off” and Flavian Prat will come in to ride for trainer Peter Eurton. The Cleveland-based Roberts. will also weigh in on the $75,000 Ohio-bred Cleveland Gold Cup and give his top picks in the $500,000 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs.. Popular handicapper, writer, odds-maker and track announcer Ed Meyer will join us to analyze the Major Races on a talent-laden Churchill Downs Saturday Card. The last time he was on the show, Ed nailed a straight trifecta, upsetting the favorite for a hefty payoff. He and John will give their best bets on the $500,000 Grade 2 Stephen Foster; $200,000 Grade 2 Fleur de lis; $100,000 Grade 3 Regret and $100,000 Grade 3 Bashford Manor.

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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

June 2020

  • 6/25/2020: 'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Handicapper Bob 'Railbird' Roberts and Race Caller Ed Meyer Listen Now
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