The interactive live chat also will spotlight the Night School Tour's upcoming Labor Day stop at Parx in Pennsylvania, where more than $1 million in Thoroughbred stakes purses will be on the line.
AQHA handicapping experts Martha Claussen and Denis Blake will join Horse Player NOW's Jeremy Plonk and Jerry Shottenkirk in the live chat, while shortline racing expert Ty Wyant will appear on video. The 90-minute lesson will include video replays and analysis of key All American Derby and Futurity trials, as well as several video shorts from the 24-topic FAQ :60 series of fan education reels co-produced by AQHA and Horse Player NOW.
Chris White of Parx will join the live chat to preview the Tour stop on Labor
Day, Monday, Sept 2.
Claussen was a well-known publicist and on-air racing analyst at Sam Houston for a decade before becoming a racing writer for the Houston Chronicle and has served as coordinator of the AQHA's Q Racing Aces educational program.
Blake has been a morning line maker, mutuels manager, renowned journalist and Q Racing Aces educator for more than two decades in the racing industry. Wyant is the media relations director and publicist at Ruidoso Downs and was a longtime AQHA correspondent to the Daily Racing Form.
Fans can take part in the class free by visiting any one of the 40-plus websites that provides the Night School lessons each week. For those who cannot attend live, the Night School archives always are available free, immediately following the session and beyond. Videos used in all lessons also can be seen by following this link.
Presenting title sponsors for Night School are the U.S. Trotting Association, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Keeneland, and Churchill Downs, Inc.
Night School is offered every Tuesday for 40 consecutive weeks, through Dec. 3. Topics change weekly and fans are eligible for prizes and rewards for registering. Registration is optional and free. There is never a charge for taking part in Night School.
This week's Night School will be followed at 10 p.m. ET by the "After Night School Special," featuring live racing from Mountaineer Park. The segment will cover the evening's final race in real time with free, live-streaming video. Fans wishing to take part in the Mountaineer action simply need to remain in the Night School chat after class. Complimentary past performances are available, courtesy of BRIS.
The updated Night School Tour schedule may be found by following this link.
Study Materials may be found by following this link.
A video preview of this week's lesson may be found by following this link.
The Pod 4 Lesson Schedule can be found by clicking on this link.