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Night School Finale: 'Swinging for the Big Hit' on Tuesday
Monday, December 02, 2013 - from Horse Player Now

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Chicago, IL --- Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program, concludes its third full season with Tuesday's fans' choice finale, “Swinging for the Big Hit,” at 8:30 p.m. (EST) at


The topic was determined by Night School participants whose top suggestions were "picking longshots" and "cashing big tickets."

Hosted by Night School co-founders Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek, the final lesson of the season will be a full-length video with contributions from BUZZ handicappers Brian W. Spencer, who currently serves as television analyst for Fair Grounds, and Brian Nadeau.

"Horseplayers are enticed by the potential for big payouts," said Kristufek. "Many of the suggestions related to how to identify live price shots and how to construct tickets around them. That's how the topic ‘Swinging for the Big Hit’ was unearthed.

"Spencer and Nadeau have both enjoyed remarkable success identifying longshots in the BUZZ report," added Kristufek. "On Tuesday, fans will learn some of their favorite angles and have an opportunity to pick their brains."

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 at

Presenting title sponsors for Night School are the United States Trotting Association, National Thoroughbred Racing Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Keeneland and Churchill Downs, Inc.

Night School has been offered every Tuesday for the last 40 weeks. There is never a charge for taking part in Night School.

This week's Night School will be followed at 10 p.m. (EST) by the "After Night School Special," featuring live racing from Mountaineer Park. The segment will cover the evening's final two races 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.

Study Materials (to be provided in class only this week)

A video preview of this week's lesson is available at this link.

The Pod 5 Lesson Schedule is available at this link.

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