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Winning Ponies

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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.

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.

Location:

Las Vegas, NV

Networks:

VoiceAmerica

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

WP Welcomes Trainer Jeff Greenhill & Ky Racing Official Ed Meyer

2/18/2021
If you haven’t noticed, the lead story on every newscast is how the winter storms have been affecting life and livelihood from coast to coast. It has certainly caused upheaval upon the sport of thoroughbred racing. We will discuss how it impacts the day-to-day scheduling of races, postponements and health of the horses themselves with trainer Jeff Greenhill who has been facing the situation daily from his base in Northern Kentucky. Our guest handicapper is the popular Ed Meyer, who serves as...

Duration:00:56:57

Trainer Tim Hamm and Blood-Horse Associate Editor Byron King

2/11/2021
Trainer Tim Hamm has been the leading stakes trainer in Ohio for years, his success is now being recognized on the national stage. He was featured in this month’s Blood-Horse in a story written by Meredith Daugherty where she concisely states his formula for success.“ The former owner and operator of a successful construction company, Hamm has spent a lifetime moving from one phase to the next, building a career in the Thoroughbred industry that has helped him, his partners, and their horses...

Duration:00:55:17

NBC Analyst Matt Bernier & Hall Of Fame Jockey Pat "P.J." Cooksey

2/4/2021
Matt Bernier's style and presence on “Horseplayers” led to a position with the DRF. Bernier’s meteoric rise through his appearances on DRF.com has landed him a spot as a regular team member on major television broadcasts such as NBC, NBC Sports and ESPN as a handicapper and analyst. In “The Matt Bernier Show” aired from his home in the western Massachusetts suburb of West Springfield, Matt does a sensational job at breaking down the previous weeks best graded stakes. He will be joining us to...

Duration:00:55:27

Kentucky Senator Damon Thayer and Belterra Race Caller Ed Meyer

1/28/2021
Damon Thayer is a member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 17. He assumed office in 2003. His current term ends on December 31, 2024. Thayer (Republican) won re-election to the Ky State Senate to represent District 17. The future of economic success for the horse industry in Kentucky may well rely on the existence of Historic Horse Racing. Machines that resemble slot machines, but rely on results from horse races from the past. They have a billion-dollar impact on...

Duration:00:56:02

Turf Publicists Pres Wendy Davis and ST Publishing Editor Tom Law

1/21/2021
Our 1st guest is Wendy Davis who is currently the President of the Turf Publicists of America. She also serves on a number of national equine boards and committees including the Racing Officials Accreditation Program as an executive board member, the National Animal Interest Alliance and the American Quarter Horse Association’s Youth Committee. Tom Law will join John for a Pegasus World Cup preview. There will be 7 graded stakes races offered at Gulfstream Park on Saturday headed by the $3...

Duration:00:54:34

Award Winning Writer Natalie Voss and HorseTourneys' Eric Wing

1/14/2021
Writer Natalie Voss garnered the rare achievement of winning TWO Eclipse Awards for her writing ability. Feature/Commentary – “’An Angel On His Shoulder’: This Thoroughbred’s Fate Was Written In Ink,” May 13, 2020. News/Enterprise – Multi-part Series: “A Decade In, How Are We Doing With Thoroughbred Aftercare?” Dec. 2, 2019; “Emptying The Ocean With A Teaspoon: The Challenges Of Aftercare,” Dec. 3, 2019; and “Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future,” Dec. 4, 2019....

Duration:00:54:08

Blood-Horse Eclipse Award Winning Writer Frank Angst

1/7/2021
With not one graded stakes race to handicap, and plenty of news to report on, Frank Angst will be our first guest of 2021. The Eclipse Award winning writer for the Blood-Horse will join John to look back at thoroughbred racing in 2020 and how racing adapted, survived and in some unique cases grew. We asked Frank to bring his Crystal Ball and give us a look at what we might expect for 2021. Author of the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media Internet category for “Waiting, and...

Duration:00:55:35

Encore 2020 Breeders' Cup Review with Author / Handicapper Rich Eng

12/31/2020
Well it was a pleasurable two days of World-Class racing we witnessed in the Breeders’ Cup on a picture-perfect day. Wish we could have been there…oh well. Hope you all enjoyed betting and viewing the action, as there was excellent television coverage. We’ll be reviewing the weekend's highlights and then follow some of the super stars to their new homes or trips through the sales ring. John will be joined by his longtime friend Rich Eng, the author of Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies. You...

Duration:00:57:03

Encore WP Welcomes TVG Todd Schrupp and FOX Radio Andy Furman

12/24/2020
The Walter Cronkite of racing on the air is Todd Schrupp. He has been riding the waves for over 20 years now on TVG and has refined his craft as he grew with this once fledgling network. We will talk to him about the life that led to racing and the growth of the talent and racing coverage on TVG. You may have heard Andy Furman as a national sports talk host on FOX Radio. He’s been compared to the promotions man Bill Veek or P.T. Barnum bringing the circus to a track near you. We’ll explore...

Duration:00:56:02

WP Welcomes HBPA CEO Eric Hamelback and Horse Tourneys Eric Wing

12/10/2020
The Claiming Crown has ended Saturday at Gulfstream Park – with a record $14.6 million wagered – it was clear how much it had grown over the past 9 years at Gulfstream. Not only was this a day when a horse claimed six weeks ago for $6,250 could win an $80,000 race, but also a day when a BC Mile (G1) runner-up could prep for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1). Eric Hamelback, CEO of HBPA, which partners with TOBA on the Claiming Crown, believes the event is looked upon differently now that...

Duration:00:56:23

Keeneland G.D. Hieronymus and Anthony "The Big A" Stabile

12/3/2020
G.D. Hieronymus, who has served as Keeneland’s Eclipse Award-winning Director of Broadcast Services since 2000, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 1, 2021. Hieronymus will continue to work during Keeneland’s Spring and Fall race meets and on special projects for the track and its industry and philanthropic partners. G.D. will join John to talk about his experiences at Keeneland and the many advancements he put in place in the visual art of racing. Hieronymus’ community engagement...

Duration:00:56:18

Racing Secretary Tyler Picklesimer and Head Clocker Ernie Perri

11/19/2020
Tyler Picklesimer is currently Racing Secretary for the soon-to-open Turfway Park. As if 2020 hasn’t already been a prolonged episode of The Twilight Zone, those familiar with the Northern Kentucky track (formerly Latonia) wouldn’t recognize the old grandstand – because it isn’t there!!! Tyler will discuss his many experiences and positions he has held at the track over decades. He will also talk about the challenges he faces as the razed track with a new racing surface will be open for live...

Duration:00:56:20

2020 Breeders' Cup Edition with Dan Illman and Anthony Stabile

11/5/2020
Friday and Saturday Keeneland will present the greatest two days of thoroughbred racing in North America – the 2020 Breeders Cup. We have brought together two of the country’s most respected handicappers (both from NY). Dan Illman is the DRF.com Handicapping Editor and host of the DRF News Desk. Illman's “Spa Babies” and “Keeneland Babies” columns are also featured on DRF.com during the Saratoga and Keeneland meets. Illman authored the book Betting Maidens and Two-Year-Olds, and he released...

Duration:00:55:14

WP Welcomes Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day and Handicapper Rich Ruda

10/29/2020
Hall of fame Jockey Pat Day is the President of the Race Track Chaplaincy who rely on volunteers and donations to support its good work providing a variety of needs and support for backstretch workers. In the year of the Covid-19 pandemic it surely produced new challenges in the work they do and Pat will update us on their current status. We will then ask Pat to look back at some of his Breeders’ Cup triumphs. Pat Day was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1991....

Duration:00:54:49

'Winning Ponies' Welcomes NTW President Tom Law and WinStar Trainer Destin Heath

10/22/2020
On a day where Belmont Park is presenting a stakes laden card featuring NY-breds we thought we’d reach out to the President of the National Turf Writers Tom Law is who is born and bred upstate New Yorker. Tom Law and Joe Clancy started producing content for the NYTB this summer, so timing is good to talk about the Showcase Day at Belmont. Tom and John will discuss Tom’s latest ventures and handicap the two baby races carrying $150,000 purses – the Maid of the Mist for fillies and the Sleepy...

Duration:00:56:46

'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Trainer Tim Hamm and Handicapper and Oddsmaker Ed Meyer

10/15/2020
Trainer Tim Hamm is looking forward to his 1st Breeders’ Cup start with Frizette winner Dayoutoftheoffice. He is having a breakout year after years of rising up on the Ohio/Kentucky circuit. He will discuss his family roots in racing, his breeding operation in Ohio with WinStar Farm and Dayoutoftheoffice's next start all fees paid in the G1 $2-mil BC Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 6 at Keeneland. Handicapper, oddsmaker, writer and track announcer Ed Meyer was a part of racing history last week...

Duration:00:56:16

"winning Ponies" Welcomes Writer Dorothy Ours and HorseTourneys' Eric Wing

10/8/2020
Dorothy Ours is a history-loving lifelong horse and racing enthusiast. She worked for several years at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and has written two books featuring Hall of Fame horses. Each has been honored as a finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. Man o’ War: A Legend Like Lightning digs for the actual — and truly phenomenal — individual who became a myth. Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America’s Horse tells a story that sounds unreal: a...

Duration:00:56:23

2020 Preakness Special Edition with DRF Dan Illman and HRN Brian Zipse

10/1/2020
This Saturday's 145th Preakness Stakes will offer Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a chance for a 6-6 record of KY Derby-Preakness double, when Authentic will go to the post from gate 9. Made a 9-5 favorite on the morning line, Authentic with stablemate Thousand Words (with blinkers) will offer Baffert his 7th Preakness win. Dan Illman will anchor the DRF view with insight and input on DRF.com. We will play to Dan’s strengths, and after his input on the Preakness, we will analyze the top...

Duration:00:55:54

"Winning Ponies" Welcomes Back Trainer Tom Drury and Race Caller Pete Aiello

9/24/2020
Trainer Tommy Drury in a matter of months, has experienced some of racing’s greatest highs with Art Collector winning the Toyota Blue Grass and Runhappy Ellis Park Derby, and a heartbreaking low just days before entering the Kentucky Derby as one of the favorites. During a morning workout he nicked a bulb of his left front hoof. While another trainer and owner may have chosen a quick fix to get in the historic race, Drury and owner/breeder Bruce Lunsford cared more about their horse than...

'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Horse Tourneys Eric Wing and Paulick Report Editor Joe Nevills

9/17/2020
Smoke to the West pushed back the Santa Anita season and Belmont Park in the East has delayed the start until September 25th, so John and Eric Wing from Horse Tourneys are heading North to Woodbine. On Saturday, the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile and the Singspiel, a G3 event with a $125,000 purse. On Sunday, 2-year-olds are featured in two “Win and You’re In” races. The boys will match strides in the G1, $250,000 Summer Stakes and fillies are featured in the G1, $250,000 Natalma. The...