Winning Ponies Welcomes Taylor Made Farm's VP of Boarding Operations and DRF Columnist and Handicapper Byron King
April 28, 2016
Hosted by John Engelhardt
A part of the Taylor Made team since its inception, VP of boarding operations Frank Taylor oversees the total operation of the farm including care of the horses, and farm maintenance. He also assists clients on an individual basis advising them in matings and sales and generally improving their bloodstock. Last July, the family-owned Nicholasville, Ky.-based operation bought out co-breeder Steve Coburn's interest in California Chrome. Mr. Taylor will tell us a little bit of what is in store for the leading money-winning thoroughbred in North America.
Leading up to the Kentucky Derby, who better to go to than the “King of Louisville” – Byron King a popular DRF handicapper and columnist. Keeneland closes on Friday and Churchill Downs opens for live racing on Saturday. Byron and John will analyze the Gr. 3 $150,000 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland; the $100,000 William Walker Stakes at Churchill Downs; the Gr. 3 $100,000 Miami Mile Hcp. and the Gr. 3 $100,000 San Francisco Mile.
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.”