Jockey Julio Felix and Belterra Race Caller Ed Meyer

August 2, 2018
Hosted by John Engelhardt

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Jockey Julio 'Maganja' Felix recorded the 3,000th win of his career in a photo finish aboard Ragnar Korthase's Carnoustie on May 25 at Arlington International Racecourse. He will tell us a little about his career as a jockey and the mentoring he has bestowed on jockeys such as Kevin Krigger, Victor LeBron and a newcomer Eucklyn "Pede" Prentice who accredit Julio as a great teacher when speaking of their success. Julio Felix, 51, is New York born but his family hails from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He rode a handful of races there as a teen before he set up shop in South Florida in 1989. Another big week at the races and John will be joined by the other "Regular Guy" - Ed Meyer. They will start at Saratoga with the Gr.1 $1.2 million Whitney and the Gr.1 $500,000 Longines Test Stakes. Then it is time to head west and land at Mountaineer Park where the track's premiere race of the year will be run - the Gr.3 $500,000 West Virginia Derby.

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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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