Winning Ponies Welcomes NTRA Director of Media and Industry Relations Jim Mulvhill and Handicapper and 2012 DRF NTRA Contest Winner Michael Beychok
September 18, 2014
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Jim Mulvihill is currently director of media and industry relations at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Since October 2009, Mulvihill has served as the communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. Mulvihill has started his new position on July 15 2014 in New York City with the other members of the NTRA communications department. He will share his experiences in Horse racing and describe his responsibilities with NTRA as director of media and industry relations. In the second segment Michael Beychok a regular on the show "Horseplayers" and winner of the $1 million first-place prize and title of 2012 Daily Racing Form/National Thoroughbred Racing Association Handicapper will join John in handicapping all the stakes races. A big day at Parx with California Chrome running in the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pensylvania Derby; the $1,000,000 Grade 1 Cotillion Handicap; the $300,000 Grade 3 Gallant Bob Stakes all at Parx and the $150,000 Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park.
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.”