'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Eclipse Winning Writer Natalie Voss and Writer and Handicapper Rich Eng
January 19, 2017
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Jan. 4th, 2017 -The NTRA, DRF and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Natalie Voss has won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “‘Something’s Wrong With My Brain’ – The Lurking Danger of Concussions for Jockeys,” an examination of head trauma and the racing industry’s response to preventive measures. Natalie Voss is the features editor for the Paulick Report, where she focuses on issues related to horse health and investigative journalism. A freelancer before joining the Paulick Report full-time in 2013, her work has appeared in many horse publications such as The Blood-Horse and others. Handicapper Rich Eng will weigh in on his Eclipse Award picks for 2016. There are 2 stakes at the Fair Grounds and a solid Grade 2 from one of Rich's specialty tracks - Santa Anita. The $200,000 Lecomte S. (G3) and the $150,000 Silver Bullet Lady S. from Fair Grounds and the $200,000 Santa Monica S. (G2) from Santa Anita.
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.”