Winning Ponies Welcomes Marketing and Publicity Director Ed DeRosa and Jockey Agent Rick Mocklin

February 18, 2016
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Mardis Gras is over, but there will be plenty of action in "The Big Easy" with 4 graded Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Both our guests this week will be "Boots on the Grounds" and will give us their analysis of the Gr. 2 $400,000 Risen Star for 3-year-old colts and geldings and the Gr. 3 $200,000 Rachel Alexandra will feature the sophomore ladies. Also on Saturday the Gr. 3 $125,000 Mineshaft Hcp. and the Gr. 3 $125,000 Fair Grounds Hcp. Ed DeRosa will also introduce us to a new Kentucky Derby Poll that he is taking part in. The brainchild of Jennie Rees has brought together some of the top national handicappers who will give their fresh selections on a weekly basis. Jockey agent Rick Mocklin has Richard Eramia's book - a five-time leading rider in his native Uruguay and Louisiana Downs. They were recently featured in an article in the Blood-Horse depicting Eramia's journey to U.S. citizenship. We'll discuss this moving story and get Rick's 'inside track' on the Stakes.

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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.

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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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