'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Trainer / 'Horse Whisperer' Ed Crothers and Writer / Handicapper Tom Law
July 18, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Over the last 12 years 'Horse Whisperer' Ed Crothers and his staff at Cedar Brook Farm have broke and trained over 3100 horses including horses that others could not break. Ed has continued to use and perfect the techniques that he has developed over the years, by combining all the lessons he has learned. His holistic approach to horsemanship is to use veterinarian and chiropractic treatment to ensure soundness before beginning training. Currently Ed is entrusted with the care and stud career of stallion Arctic Bright View – better known as “Silver” to the public – one of the selected horses starring in the recently released “The Lone Ranger.” He will walk us through a lifelong of equine experiences and will explain his approach to handling bad behavior horses. In the second segment, a frequent guest on this show Tom Law who is a native of Saratoga Springs, will look at the 150th year at the historic track and handicap Friday's Grade 3 $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes and Saturday's Grade 3 $200,000 Shuvee Handicap and Grade 1 $$300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks. It is also opening week at Del Mar and Tom will also handicap Saturday's Grade 1 $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes.
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
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.
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.”