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Night School features Derby, Oaks handicapping seminar TONIGHT

April 28, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education and player development program since 2011, offers a live, interactive handicapping seminar tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) surrounding the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Oaks. The live chat Q&A will allow fans access to more than a half-dozen prominent handicappers and also feature free past performances for the Oaks and Derby contenders.

Guest instructors this week include James Scully of BRIS; Jen Perkins of the Wrangler Racing Aces fan education program; Seth Merrow of and Capital OTB TV; Horse Player NOW west coast analyst and syndicated handicapper Terry Turrell; and a special return to the program by Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports. The seminar will be co-hosted by Night School founder Jeremy Plonk and "The Dean" Jerry Shottenkirk, who also will provide their handicapping insights along with video reports of Churchill Downs' "Backside Buzz" from Jill Byrne, prep race video analysis and more.

Download this week’s study materials at

Tune in to tonight’s Night School at

The 90-minute, multi-media presentation of Night School 's live chat airs weekly from 8:30 until 10:00 p.m. ET at more than 40 websites throughout the racing industry, originating at The program is free to access live as well as throughout the week in archive format, and includes downloadable study materials and a chance to interact with the experts.

Night School title sponsors for the 2015 season include the American Quarter Horse Association, Keeneland Select, Mountaineer Park, Woodbine Entertainment, BRISNET, and Twin Spires.

Also this week, Night School Kentucky Oaks and Derby Day Fan Forums will be available for horseplayers and fans to chat live with one another about each day's racing, beginning daily at 10:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Fan Forums can be accessed through the Night School chat boxes at any of its syndicated sites. Note these special Fan Forum sessions only will require entry by using Twitter or Facebook handles.

Night School’s traditional 40-week season remains intact each Tuesday through December 1 with a unique, 90-minute lesson offered at each gathering. Free archives of 2015 season lessons are available immediately after each lesson, as well as past archives of Seasons 1-4 that are catalogued easily at’s Night School page. Archive viewers/listeners are treated to the same multi-media functionality as presented in each of those past weeks, including links to various learning materials. Students who voluntarily register information in any live or archive lesson are eligible for prizes and extras at the end of each semester and year-end if they register for at least half of the sessions presented.