Winning Ponies

Winning Ponies

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.... Show More

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September 17, 2020 56 min
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...
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It was quite the Labor Day weekend in Thoroughbred Racing! From the Kentucky Derby and Oaks at Churchill Downs to Saratoga for the Woodward, Prioress, Jim Dandy and Hopeful out to Del Mar with graded stakes race highlighted by the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity. We’ll do our best to cover these and other important news stories of the week. Now it is time to focus on America’s most unique and lucrative racing from Kentucky. Louisville ...
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It's hard to feel it, but it is Kentucky Derby/Oaks weekend! It looks like there will be no one inside, but perhaps protesters outside. Most of us will be having a private Derby Party in the comfort of our home or favorite betting outlet, but the races must go on! We've brought in two of our most popular handicappers - Rich Eng and Ed Meyer. of course they will be tackling the famous Oaks and Derby but we are giving th...
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Award winning writer Tom LaMarra is the “go to guy” for racing coverage during the big day for Charles Town on Classic Day. He covers the Mid-Atlantic region and has been doing his homework on the horses in the major races on Friday to give you a kick start on the weekend's racing. Tom will join John to look at the live horses and longshots in the Gr.2, $600,000 Charles Town; Gr. 3, $200,000 Charles Town Oaks and $150,000 Danc...
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Talk about being close to the story, DRF writer Jay Privman lives exactly 11 miles from his home to his media parking space at Del Mar. Who better to give us an up close look at the Grade 1 $500,000 TVG Pacific Classic and the great undercard on Saturday with the Grade 1, $250,000 Del Mar Oaks and Grade 2, $200,000 Del Mar Handicap. Despite Covid restrictions, Jay stays close to the stories and the participants in each of these o...
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It seems like yesterday that Brian Hernandez, Jr. was on the show talking about his victory on Fort Larned in the 2012 $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic. He is about to get to live out the dream of any jockey as he enters the KY Derby with Art Collector, one of the top 3 contenders in “The Run for the Roses” on September 5 at Churchill. We will be asking him about the colt’s wins in the Blue Grass and Ellis Park Derby and we will a...
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What an amazing weekend of racing and we have brought in two regional experts to help us see how the races will develop. It is a Graded Stakes loaded card at Saratoga highlighted by the Midsummer Derby - the $1 million G1 Travers Stakes that will feature the pre-Derby favorite Tiz the Law in a race offering top tier points to get into the Kentucky Derby. The undercard is very strong with the G1 $300,000 Win and You're In Balle...
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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 unde...
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This week it will be the best racing Coast to Coast from Del Mar to Saratoga! It has been a while since we caught up with Brad Free an author and West Coast correspondent from the Daily Racing Form. Perhaps the race with the most national interest will be the Grade 2 San Diego Handicap where Maximum Security, who was moved from John Servis to the barn of Bob Baffert has been working strongly at Santa Anita and Del Mar for his re...
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This week’s show will be the tales of two Tom’s – both of them award-winning writers and avid handicappers. First out of the gate will be Tom LaMarra, who covers the Mid-Atlantic region, but hails from New Jersey and will be focusing on Monmouth Park on a day they feature five graded stakes races. The card is highlighted by the $1,000,000 Grade 1 TVG Haskell and horses searching to punch their ticket for the Kentucky Derby and th...
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Since the creation of HRRN Mike Penna has put together a talented team of guests and handicappers – many have appeared on winningponies.com This week they will be covering the races at Keeneland and will feature the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday. Mike will join John to discuss the growth of the network, his “Stable of Stars” and Saturday’s coverage of the prestigious Blue Grass Stakes.. Frank Angst, award winning writer from the ...
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Multiple Eclipse Award winner winner Jennie Rees will be our first guest. She is heading up the publicity for Ellis Park who is on the verge of a record-setting season with a strong stakes program and outstanding trainers and jockeys competing there on a daily basis. Hall of Famer Steve Asmusssen will be stabling there coming off a record-setting season at Churchill Downs. He hasn't raced regularly there since 2016. Once agai...
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Veteran writer and handicapper Bob “Railbird” Roberts will join us to cover Ohio’s richest race – the $500,000 Grade 3 Ohio Derby that has drawn a highly competitive field headed by 2019 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court. The $1,235,451 earner will be making an equipment change with “Blinkers Off” and Flavian Prat will come in to ride for trainer Peter Eurton. The Cleveland-based Roberts. will also weigh in on the $75,...
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It will be a big day in The Big Apple on Saturday as we mix up the flow of the traditional Triple Crown. Usually the 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes is the last in the series, but this year it will be the first and run at 1 1/8 miles. It will be a sure thing for a berth in the Kentucky Derby for the winner and an evenly matched field of 10 are set to go to the post. There will be a total of 6 graded stakes races with 4 of the Grade 1 ...
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In this ever-changing racing world, Horse Racing Nation's Editor Jonathan Lintner is one of the busiest guys in the business. He will fill us in on who is out and who is in for the upcoming Belmont Stakes and September 5 Kentucky Derby. He will also speak to the always strong Belmont Stakes undercard, today's upset win by Moretti over Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston and Bob Baffert's next wave of top horses. The po...
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When it rains it pours! We are back to live racing folks, and we will be covering it from coast to coast, literally. Popular guest handicapper Rich Eng will cover the graded stakes action at Santa Anita. One runner will punch his ticket into the starting gate on Kentucky Derby Day as the Grade 1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby offers Derby points of 100-40-20-10 and all eyes will be on Bob Baffert's undefeated Authentic. Rich wil...
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Julie Krone remembers the summer of 2003 as one of her favorite seasons in racing. After coming out of a 3-year retirement in November of 2002 she would go on to become the first woman jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race. But it would also be her last summer competing as a jockey. This summer will look a bit different for the Hall of Famer, but she said she is equally as excited to be making her return into the racing world. Krone ...
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Mark Klein is a funny man by trade but is also a thoroughbred race horse owner. Mark was a frequent guest on “The Regular Guy Handicapping Show” which emanated from River Downs for a decade, hosted by our own John Engelhardt. Mark is currently involved in several racing partnerships. His livelihood is on temporary hold until they sort out all of the Covid-19 restrictions that affect us all. With a break in his schedule, Mark will ...
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Kevin Kerstein the Publicity Manager at Churchill Downs is working double time trying to report on all of the things happening with the track - shipping in, live racing, new addition of Kentucky Derby and Oaks points races and the upcoming stakes under the Twin Spires. He will join us to touch on all these subjects and whatever pops up at the Louisville oval in the next 24 hours. Our favorite guest, Ed Meyer, that has a resume in ...
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Lawrence Scanlan lives in Kingston, Ontario and is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books. They include: 'The Horse God Built' (about the life of Secretariat, with a focus on the horse's groom, Eddie Sweat); 'Wild About Horses' (the history of the horse-human relationship), and 'The Man Who Listens to Horses' (the memoir of horse trainer Monty Roberts).He will tells us what is keeping him ...
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