Winning Ponies Welcomes Ellis Park Trainer John Hancock and Handicapper and Bloodstock Consultant Jude Feld
June 30, 2016
Hosted by John Engelhardt
John Hancock is a third generation horseman who has been at Ellis Park for 49 years. This week racing returns to Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky. Hancock will discuss the changes he has seen at the “Pea Patch” over the decades and perhaps an update on his highly-regarded filly Whole Scoop who is scheduled to compete in the Grade 3, $100,000 Debutante at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Jude Feld began his horse racing career in 1978, making charts for the Daily Racing Form at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky. The 157th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate is Sunday, and as many as 15 could make a run at the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. Feld will be covering the prestigious race for HRRN. He will join John Engelhardt for a mix of challenging races to handicap over the holiday weekend including the $250,000 Grade 3 Iowa Derby from Prairie Meadows, the $300,000 Grade 1 Mother Goose at Belmont Park and Churchill’s $100,000 Debutante for 2-year-old fillies.
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.”