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WP Welcomes Old Friends Michael Blowen & Horse Tourneys Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

We’ll be joining an “Old Friend” of winningponies this week with Michael Blowen, the founder of Old Friends Retirement Farms, where he resides in Georgetown, Kentucky. The pandemic caused by Covid had a negative effect on so many businesses and Old Friends was one of them. Michael, fresh off of his national appearance on CBS Sunday Morning, will tell us about the quarantine’s impact on the farm and how he is revitalizing it in 2021. In a little more than a decade Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, has put a new face on the concept of equine aftercare. Founded in 2003 by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, the organization has grown from a leased paddock and one horse to a 236-acre farm, a herd of over 200 rescued and retired horses, and a satellite facility; Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, NY. Blowen had long believed that horses past their prime could still be valuable – money-earning, even—if the venue was right. And so Old Friends tested the concept by opening its doors to the public, inviting fans to revisit their turf heroes. Now a “living-history museum of horse racing”, the farm attracts nearly 20,000 visitors annually who come to swoon over such American Grade 1 winners as Breeders’ Cup Champions Amazombie, Little Mike and Alphabet Soup, Belmont Stakes winners Sarava and Touch Gold, and three-time Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude. The farm is also home to Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion Silver Charm repatriated from stud duties overseas. Eric Wing, who pilots the plane at Horse Tourneys will update us on the Tournament scene and the action they will be offering in the days ahead (time to cash in those to cash in those E-Z Win Credits you may have won in our Belmont Contest). An astute fan of the sport, Eric will join John to review the “take-aways” from the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown series. Did Essential Quality stamp himself as the best 3-year-old of this crop – or did Hot Rod Charlie’s sensational second-place effort and speedy time serve as his coming out party for the months ahead? They will discuss this and other areas of racing grabbing headlines of late.The racing weekend is spread all over the country and we will feature an analysis of the Grade 3 $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep at Churchill Downs where all eyes will be on Brad Cox trained Juliet Foxtrot where she will face ten rivals. The Grade 3 $150,000 Salvatore Mile will take place at Monmouth Park where a well-matched field of ten will match strides and at Santa Anita the featured $100,000 Thor’s Echo will feature some of the fastest horses in California going six furlongs.

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10 Jun 2021

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Award Winning Writer Natalie Voss and HorseTourneys' Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

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. Voss, from Georgetown, Ky, has now won 3 Eclipse Awards. Eric Wing from HorseTourneys will handicap Fair Grounds' 5 stakes on Saturday, 2 of which with Ky Derby or Oaks points. Trainer Brad Cox, who is winning with 24% of his starters has a song hand in both. In the $200,000 Lecomte he has Mandaloun and in $150,000 Silverbulletday he has 2 regally-bred fillies in Sunpath and Divine Comedy. In the $125,000 Louisiana Cox has Wells Bayou. Eric will update us on some exciting handicapping contests.

54mins

14 Jan 2021

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

Winning Ponies

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 15.2-hand, 11-year-old stallion and a 6-foot-1, 17-year-old boy teaming up to win the world’s top steeplechase. She’s currently working on a third book. Eric Wing will be covering the 4 Grade 1 races Saturday at Belmont Park. The Guru of Horse Tourneys will tell us what contests will be featured over the weekend. Reasons to visit Winningponies.com and pull down your E-z win Forms! Eric will join John in 'capping the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Flower Bowl, Frizette and Champagne.

56mins

8 Oct 2020

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

Winning Ponies

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 Paulick Report’s Bloodstock Editor Joe Nevills will discuss the trends evolving at the recent Keeneland Sale. Top stallions Tapit and Into Mischief kept leap frogging each other as the bids got higher. We are also seeing new partnerships being formed between top outfits going for sale toppers. Joe will weigh in on how Covid restrictions may impact the purchasing and also update us on some of the top females in racing which are being offered as racing and/or broodmare prospects in the later Fall Sales.

56mins

17 Sep 2020

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"Winning Ponies" Welcomes Back Jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. and Horse Tourneys' Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

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 also talk about his relationship with trainer Tommy Drury and their plans for the days ahead.Eric Wing from Horse Tourneys will be our handicapper to look at the G1 “Win and You’re In” $500,000 Alabama Stakes and $500,000 Saratoga Invitational. Eric has some great contests coming up. One is called the Spa & Surf Showdown. It’s a straight cash tourney with a $2,000 buy-in. The guaranteed purse is already $343,000 and that will go up by Saturday. Players make a mythical $2 win & place selection on every race at Saratoga and Del Mar on both Saturday and Sunday.

55mins

13 Aug 2020

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July 4th Special Edition with Ellis Park's Jennie Rees and Horse Tourney's Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

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 again, Belmont is serving up an amazing stakes Saturday and we are bringing in the Horse Tourney Czar Eric Wing. Based in New York, he has been pouring over the outstanding card and will join John to give his insight into the Grade 2 Suburban; Grade 1 Manhatten; Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap; Grade 3 Poker and Grade 3 Victory Ride.

55mins

2 Jul 2020

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'Winning Ponies' Welcomes Handicapper Richard Eng and Horse Tourney's Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

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 will also analyze the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup and Grade II Santa Anita Oaks. Horse Tourney's Eric Wing will tackle a Pick-4 of graded races from newly opened Belmont Park. The Grade 1 Runhappy Carter Handicap will anchor the quartet of events that features a well seasoned group of graded stakes winners that offers great betting value. Leading to the Carter will be the Grade 2 Fort Marcy (turf); Grade 3 Intercontinental (turf) and Grade 3 Westchester.

55mins

4 Jun 2020

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WP Welcomes PHBA Brian Sanfratello and Handicapper Eric Wing

Winning Ponies

Our first guest Brian Sanfratello has been PHBA Executive Secretary since 2014 and Board member from 2002-2014. He has been a Thoroughbred breeder and owner since 1995, He resides in Bucks County with his wife Theresa. He will comment on the story of the potential of the Pennsylvania's Gov. proposal to take funding away from racing.Eric Wing from Horse Tourneys is our guest handicapper. We will look at the Saudi Cup and the two Derby/Oaks points races at Gulfstream Park - the Gr. 2 $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes and Gr.2 $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes on a card that features EIGHT Graded Stakes races!

56mins

27 Feb 2020

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S4 E3 - Interview with Eric Wing

Can Do with Bill Duncliffe

We are hearing a lot about Founding Fathers lately.  This week's podcast features an informative and entertaining conversation with NHC founding father Eric Wing.  We talk about how he got into racing and his career journey to his current position as Communications Director at Horsetourneys.com.

51mins

4 Feb 2020

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S4 E3 - Interview with Eric Wing

Can Do with Bill Duncliffe

We are hearing a lot about Founding Fathers lately.  This week's podcast features an informative and entertaining conversation with NHC founding father Eric Wing.  We talk about how he got into racing and his career journey to his current position as Communications Director at Horsetourneys.com.

51mins

4 Feb 2020

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