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NTRA debuts an interactive online education program for fans on Monday February 21; distribution through member tracks

February 21, 2011     E-mail this page to a friend!

“Night School”—the racing industry's first national, interactive online fan education forum—can be seen on the Web sites of numerous NTRA-member racetracks when it makes its debut tonight (Monday, February 21) from 8:30-10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is a presenting title sponsor of Night School, along with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Daily Racing Form, and Keeneland.

Four tracks in TRJ—The Racing Journal territory will carry the once-weekly program: Canterbury Park, Emerald Downs, Hastings Racecourse, and Los Alamitos Race Course. Click the Tracks/Info button at the top of this page to connect to any of those tracks and view the debut tonight.

The weekly Night School lessons are offered free to any racing fan who wants to learn more about the game and will include both novice and advance-level fan education. The 40-week season runs through December 19 with 90-minute sessions taking place from 8:30-10:00 p.m. ET each week.

Each class will include a 60-minute topical discussion, complete with an introduction video and downloadable lesson overview, and a 30-minute open forum where racing fans can ask the panel of experts anything about horse racing. Each of the lessons over the 40 weeks will be archived, creating an educational library via the popular Cover It Live live-blogging technology used by many of the world's leading news agencies.