Winning Ponies Welcomes Jockey Club's VP Gary Falter and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters' VP Tom Law
July 17, 2014
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Gary Falter, a Columbus, Ohio native, joined The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. in February 2000. He served as Vice President of Development and Operations until 2012. During that time frame Gary was responsible for the development of commercial products for horsemen including the Equineline Portfolio service, the Horse Farm Health-book software for tablets and more recently the iPad Sale Catalog App. Since 2012, Gary has been leading Thoroughbred OwnerView, a nationwide industry initiative to encourage Thoroughbred ownership. Gary will tell us about the efforts being made through Thoroughbred OwnerView to recruit, support and retain Thoroughbred owners. Tom Law is the Managing Editor of ST Publishing, Inc., the award-winning publishing company that produces The Saratoga Special and Steeplechase Times. He assists in the marketing, sales, and editorial efforts at a satellite office in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. since early 2013. Law, a native of Saratoga Springs and current resident of Lexington, Ky., is currently the Vice President of the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters. He will don his handicapping hat and help John with 'capping the main Stakes races on display this week-end across the country.
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.”