'Winning Ponies' Presents Last Year Derby Winning Trainer Doug O'Neill and Tweeter/Handicapper Tom Quigley

April 25, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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The Kentucky Derby is almost upon us and our first guest is last year's Kentucky Derby winning trainer Doug O'Neill. He won both the Derby and the Preakness Stakes with 'I'll Have Another'. He knows how to get his colt in top shape for the first jewel of the Triple Crown. This year he will be represented by 'Goldencents', winner of the Santa Anita Derby in his last. He will give us a comparison between both colts and a feeling of how confident he is about his charge this year. In the second segment our host will be joined with Horseplayer Magazine publisher Tom Quigley. He will tell us a little about the Horseplayer Magazine and then lend his expertise in handicapping the #300,000 Snow Chief Stakes and the $300,000 Melair Stakes both at Hollywood Park, the $150,000 Gr.3 Westchester Handicap at Belmont Park, and possibly the $200,000 Gr.3 Derby Trial from Churchill Downs.

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Winning Ponies

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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.

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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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