'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Eclipse Award Winner DRF Photographer Barbara Livingston and Belterra Race Caller and Handicapper Ed Meyer
April 6, 2017
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Barbara Livingston’s 'Old and New Friends' which chronicles the lives of 100 retired racehorses, including 2015 Triple Crown hero American Pharoah is one of this year’s Tony Ryan Book Award finalists. The DRF recently featured a photo documentary of Man O’ War on it's 100th birth Anniversary and Livingston displayed never-before seen photos of places where Man O’ War has left an amazing historic hoof-print. We will discuss with two-time Eclipse Award winning Livingston her evolution from a horse loving camera toting teenager to one of the most respected equine photographers in the sport. Ed Meyer is our expert handicapper as Saturday’s racing returns to his playground at Keeneland. While the card is filled with graded stakes races, Ed and John will key in on the Championship Points-laden $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (G2), the $500,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) and the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1). As time allows Ed and John will weigh in on the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1).
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.”