'Winning Ponies' Presents PaceFigures.com Founder Craig Milkowski and DRF Writer / Handicapper Byron King
August 29, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Craig Milkowski is the chief figure maker for TimeformUS. He is the founder of PaceFigures.com, where he developed an innovative approach to calculating ratings for thoroughbred horse races. His methods earned a loyal following for well over a decade at his website, which in turn spurred the move to TimeformUS. Craig served for 23 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2008 from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium, where he was a network administrator. He will tell us how he got into horse racing handicapping and explain his approach to calculating figures. In the second segment, a frequent guest on this show Byron King will review with the host Will Take Charge's upset in the Travers and Game On Dude's slam dunk in the Pacific Classic. They will 'cap the Gr. 1 $500,000 Woodward; Gr. 1 $500,000 Forego and Gr. 2 $250,000 Bernard Baruch from Saratoga and then go out west and look at the Gr. 1 $300,000 Del Mar Debutante. Lots of top racing all weekend with the close of Saratoga, they will try to include the Gr. 1 $300,000 Spinaway and the Gr. 1 $300,000 Hopeful.
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.”