Winning Ponies Welcomes Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day and Award-winning Writer and handicapper Frank Angst
February 25, 2016
Hosted by John Engelhardt
This Saturday there will be plenty of reasons to focus on Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day will be at Gulfstream to partake in a fundraiser for the PDJF called "Jockeys and Jeans." Pat will reflect on some of the great races of his career and share some stories about his days with many of the other Hall of Fame riders that will be in attendance. In all 14 Hall of Fame riders are scheduled to attend among others Manuel Ycaza and John Rotz. Also Gulfstream Park will offer many stakes. The Blood-Horse's Handicapper and Award-Winning writer Frank Angst will join John Engelhardt to analyze the top races that will include performances by the undefeated Mohaymen in the Gr. 2 $400,000 Fountain of Youth and the undefeated Cathryn Sophia in the Gr. 2 Davona Dale - both races should produce starters in the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. In addition to those races Frank and John will handicap the highly competitive $150,000 Gr. 3 Palm Springs and the $150,000 Gr. 3 Canadian Turf.
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, owners, celebrity handicappers and industry insiders). 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.”