'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Back DRF Editorial Director Mark Simon, DRF Writer/Handicapper Marty McGee and Trainer Jeff Greenhill

March 21, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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John Engelhardt will host three guests this week. Newly appointed Editorial Director at the Daily Racing Form to lead its national editorial operation based in New York, Mark Simon will be our first guest. He will tell us a little about his new responsibilities and what plans he has for the publication. Peviously the founding editor of Thoroughbred Times, he was hired by Dick Broadbent, owner of Bloodstock Research, at the time to start the publication. Under his direction the Thoroughbred Times was published weekly for 27 years, until its demise. Our second guest Marty McGee has been covering the Kentucky and Florida circuits for the Daily Racing Form since 1992. He will give us an inside track on the main contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby and handicap some of this week-end's stakes races - the Spiral and Bourbonette Stakes from Turfway Park and the Sunland Park Derby from Sunland Park. Our third guest will be trainer Jeff Greenhill. He is the hometown hope with multiple stakes winner 'Mac the Man' in the Spiral Stakes.

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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.

"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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