Winning Ponies Presents Retired Jockey , Writer , Inventor Frank Lovato, Jr. and Railbird Tweeter Tom Quigley
January 2, 2014
Hosted by John Engelhardt
In the first segment, retired jockey Frank Lovato, Jr. will share an interesting journey that took him from jockey to writer, inventing along the way the Equiciser. As a writer, Frankie has had some articles published in various magazines through the years. Topics include his passion for horse racing and his personal adventures outside of racing. He enjoys educating people on the insides of racing and mentoring those who have the same passion as he did when he was a kid. "There are people starving for information about racing. I have been blessed with a great career and being able to work along side and ride with many other legends in horse racing. It makes me happy to offer my advice and share my experiences and knowledge whenever I can!" Frankie is also a talented musician/song writer and occasional performer at local events and celebrations. The complete series of "365 Days of Racing Terminology" is now available free of charge to viewers at http://jockeyworld.org/racing-term-videos.htm. In the second segment Tom Quigley is the VIP Player Concierge at Santa Anita as well as doing his paddock profiles on Twitter (@Quigleys_Corner. We will take a look in his rear view mirror of 2013 and "Crystal Ball" of 2014 for our first show of the New Year. Two of the top graded stakes races of the weekend will take place at his home base - the Grade 1 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes and the Grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel 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, 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.”