Winning Ponies Presents Kentucky Horseshoeing School Instructor Sam Gooding and DRF Columnist and Handicapper Byron King

May 22, 2014
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Sam Gooding, is a returning instructor to the Kentucky Horseshoeing School which offers a curriculum in the fundamentals of farrier craftsmanship. The school's staff members are practicing professional farriers and honor graduates of KHS, trained to instruct students in basic farrier techniques and to ensure continuity within the KHS curriculum. During their tenure, students will master the fundamentals of farrier craftsmanship. They will learn how to trim a horse for proper balance and how to recognize and treat common types of lameness and gait problems. They will also be guided through basic and advanced forging techniques, using both coal and gas forges. Instructor Sam Gooding will tell us how he got involved with KHS and what the school is all about with professional farriers being in such great demand today. In the second segment a frequent guest on our show, Daily Racing Form columnist and handicapper Byron King will join John in 'capping the $150,000 Arlington Classic Stakes at Arlington Park; the Gr. 2 $200,000 Matron Stakes and the Gr. 2 $150,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes both at Belmont Park; and the Gr. 3 $100,000 Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs.

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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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