Retired Jockey Joe Steiner and Oaklawn Paddock Host Nancy Holthus

April 12, 2018
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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After 35 years, 52 racetracks, and 32 broken bones, jockey Joe Steiner retired July 21, 2016. He wants to pursue a career in sports psychology helping jockeys and other athletes deal with the trials and tribulations of life. In Germany he met the renowned therapist Linda Tellington Jones famous for what is called “The Tellington Touch.” He will tell us about his new experiences in Equine Therapy and his wife Dagmire’s upcoming book – “The Art of Old Friends” that she has crafted as an ode to the farm's famous and not-so-famous retirees. Nancy Ury Holthus is the on-air handicapper at one of North America's most unique racing venues - Oaklawn Park in quaint Hot Springs, Arkansas. This Saturday is the meet's swan song anchored by the last major Kentucky Derby prep race - the $1 million Gr. 1 Arkansas Derby. Also on the card the $750,000 Gr. 2 Oaklawn Hcp and $400,000 Gr. 3 Count Fleet Hcp. John and Nancy will analyze these races and learn about her background in the racing game.

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John Engelhardt

John Engelhardt

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.”

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Episode Directory

April 2018

  • 4/12/2018: Retired Jockey Joe Steiner and Oaklawn Paddock Host Nancy Holthus Listen Now
  • 4/5/2018: DRF Writer/Handicapper Jay Privman / HorseTourneys.com Eric Wing Listen Now

March 2018

February 2018