I made an appearance on my good friend John Engelhardt's "Winning Ponies" internet radio show last Thursday to discuss the weekend's Claiming Crown races, the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, and other topics pertaining to the interplay between racing and breeding.
John and I go back to my days as a Thoroughbred Times intern when we were first introduced during a sojourn to the dearly departed River Downs, where he worked as director of publicity and public relations along with taking shots for the track photographer, Pat Lang. He's the kind of person every racetrack needs working for them - always with a story to tell or something cool to show you, and willing to give some out-of-state kid with a blog and a camera the run of the place. John has been one of my longest-running supporters, and it's always a pleasure to appear on his show.
This marked my fifth appearance on "Winning Ponies," and I'm already looking forward to the next time I get the call from John to come on again.
Here's the promo release...
"Joe Nevills of Daily Racing Form breeding is our first guest. Churchill now has a new futures bet where you pick the sire of the winner of the next Kentucky Derby. We will address that and other breeding trends. Since last on our show Joe is no longer with the Thoroughbred Times but with the Daily Racing Form as staff writer on breeding. He will also give us some insight on his new position at the DRF.
"Bob "Railbird" Roberts is our guest handicapper. Based in Ohio we will look at two $75,000 Stakes in his backyard at Mahoning Valley being the Joshua Radosovich and Bobbie Bricker Memorials. Gulfstream Park opens its gates with the Claiming Crown Series headed up by the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel. We will also take a look at the $125,000 Claiming Crown Tiara."
Click here to listen to the program. My segment goes from 15:44 to 31:10.