'Winning Ponies' Presents Former Trainer Richard Lundy and Writer / Handicapper Ralph Siraco
August 8, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Former trainer Richard Lundy apprenticed as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham. He went on to train for Virginia Kraft Payson and won the 1984 Travers Stakes with Carr De Naskra. He was hired by Allen Paulson to train his horses the day after the 1988 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs. The following year, Lundy won 15 stakes and $3 million and had the 1989 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's best older horse in Blushing John. He will reminisce for us about his early years with Charlie Whittingham and will tell us about his involvement with LubriSyn and the current advances in nutritional supplements for horses. In the second segment, a previous guest on this show Ralph Siraco is a former track announcer who became a turf writer, and currently hosts the racing radio show "Race Day Las Vegas", broadcast on KSHP AM 1400 in Las Vegas. He will join John Engelhardt to handicap Saturday's stakes races from around the country: - the Gr. 3 $100,000 Gardenia Stakes from Ellis Park; the Gr. 2 $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap from Saratoga; the Gr. 3 $100,000 Monmouth Oaks from Monmouth Park and the Gr. 2 $150,000 LaJolla Handicap from Del Mar.
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, 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.
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.”