Kentucky Derby 2017 Preview with Tom Law, Dan Illman and Ed Meyer
May 4, 2017
Hosted by John Engelhardt
The Derby is finally here... The show will be all handicapping of the Kentucky Oaks / Derby with three of our most popular handicappers - Tom Law, Dan Illman and Ed Meyer. They will give us their impressions, first hand accounts of workouts and analysis of the contenders in both Grade 1 races this weekend at Churchill Downs. Tom Law is the Managing Editor of ST Publishing, Inc. Among his other writing awards, he is the winner of the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award. Dan Illman is the DRF.com Handicapping Editor and host of the DRF News Desk. He was also co-host of the weekly New York City-OTB TV show “Out of the Gate”. Ed Meyer is the track announcer and morning line-odds maker for Belterra Park and Casino. Ed was the original Winning Ponies Radio Show host, and has been writing and blogging for Winning Ponies since 2008. As it has been our tradition in the past, we will be hosting a handicapping contest on the Derby, rules and payouts to be announced on the show.
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.”