"Winning Ponies" welcomes Trainer Tom Drury and Blood-Horse's Byron King
July 30, 2020
Hosted by John Engelhardt
Art Collector earned Tommy Drury his first graded stakes win in the G2 Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland. Tommy has been a regular on this show for years with his trainer's perspective on varying subjects from conditioning young horses to his opinion on race-day medication rules. Host John Engelhardt, who has known and watched Drury’s rise would close out with interview by saying, “I’m telling you folks, this guy is flying under the radar, just watch.” Well, he is on the radar now With Art Collector established as one of the top 3 contenders for the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby. Byron King is not only a Associate Editor for Blood-Horse, but a student of the game. He will join John to analyze the quality card at Saratoga. The star-studded races include an appearance by superstar mare Midnight Bisou in the G1 $500,000 Personal Ensign; the Louisiana-bred No Parole taking on a tough field in the G1 $300,000 H. Allen Jerkens and the G1 $750,000 Whitney that features a field of millionaires.
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, owners, celebrity handicappers and industry insiders). 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.”