'Winning Ponies' Presents Bloodstock Expert Sid Fernando and Blogger / Handicapper Ed Meyer

September 5, 2013
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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With the world's most prominent horse sale starting on Monday, we could not have landed a more timely guest for insights into the Keeneland September Sale than Sid Fernando. He is currently president of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. (WTC),and eMatings.com owner of eNicks. A former bloodstock editor and columnist at Daily Racing Form, Sid is an internationally known pedigree writer whose articles have appeared in leading thoroughbred racing and breeding publications around the world, including Owner-Breeder, Racing Post, North American Trainer, The Thoroughbred Times, Thoroughbred Daily News, Turf Diario, and Pacemaker. He will tell us about his journey and what brought him to where he is today. He will also give us an insight into what goes on at the Keeneland sales. Longtime handicapping partners John Engelhardt and Ed Meyer will team up again in this week's handicapping portion of the show. "The Regular Guys" as they were known to their viewers and listeners, John and Ed will look back at the summer highlights of racing and give their selections for opening weekend at Churchill Downs with the Grade 2 $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes and the Grade 3 $150,000 Iroquois Stakes. They will also tackle the opening week feature at Belmont Park the Grade 2 $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap and Louisiana Downs' marquee race the Grade 2 $500,000 Super Derby.

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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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