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Night School podcast archives are brought to you by Woodbine Entertainment.

Catch the 2015 racing season beginning with opening day on Saturday, April 11.


2015 SPRING SEMESTER


16528970-button-podcastMay 26, 2005

"Racing from the Outside & Triple Crown Preview"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Bob Costas, Josh Elliott, Eddie Olcyzk & Kenny Rice.
  • How is racing perceived from leading national sportscasters and how can we learn from it?

16528970-button-podcastMay 19, 2005

"Track Bias - Identifying and Utilizing"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Richard Migliore, Jamie Richardson, Mark Patterson.
  • Jockeys, track superintendents and bias handicappers cover the mystifying subject from all angles.

16528970-button-podcastMay 5, 2015

"When to Bet More ... Bet Less" + Kentucky Derby 141 Review

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Kurt Hoover.
  • We analyze the Kentucky Derby fallout, and provide examples of when to double-down or pull back in wagers.

16528970-button-podcastApril 21, 2015

"Large Bankroll Betting"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Ron Paolucci, Paul Matties, Roger Cettina.
  • 'The Whales' teach you how to swim like a big fish and the strategies and emotions that go with a big bankroll!

16528970-button-podcastApril 14, 2015

"Small Bankroll Betting"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Jim Miller, Gabby Gaudet, Brian W. Spencer.
  • Learn directly from the nation's hottest tournament handicapper about his process and mindset, and more!

16528970-button-podcastApril 7, 2015

"The Psychology of the Horseplayer"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Jonathon Kinchen, Frank Mirahmadi.
  • Learn directly from the nation's hottest tournament handicapper about his process and mindset, and more!

16528970-button-podcastMarch 31, 2015

"Mapping Out the Pace"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Randy Moss, Ed DeRosa, Tom Leach.
  • Pace makes the race, and the experts tell you by the numbers and intuition how to evaluate it.

16528970-button-podcastMarch 24, 2015

"Trainer Stats Pros-Cons"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Jim Mazur, Denis Blake.
  • Go inside the numbers and angles and find out when to strike and when to use caution with trainer statistics!

16528970-button-podcastMarch 17, 2015

"Trainer Angles / Form Cycles"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Dawn Lupul, Tom Amoss, Paul Jones.
  • Top horsemen and analysts provide insight into training decisions and angles for handicappers to explore!

March 10, 2015

16528970-button-podcast"Jockey Angles"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Tony Black, Ron Anderson, Doug Bredar.
  • What can handicappers read into a jockey's decision on mounts, styles and best fits? The insiders share!

March 3, 2015

16528970-button-podcast"The First Things To Look At"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Brad Free, Rich Eng
  • The priorities in picking a winner start with an understanding of the past performances and where to begin.

2014 FALL SEMESTER


16528970-button-podcastDec. 2, 2014

"Public Handicappers"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Andy Serling, Michelle Yu
  • Learn what the on-air and in-print handicappers go through in making selections.

16528970-button-podcastNov. 25, 2014

"Online / ADW Wagering"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Ed DeRosa, Jonathan Fowler
  • Strategies, applications, advantages / disadvantages to playing the races from home or on the road.

16528970-button-podcastNov. 18, 2014

"Slumps & Bad Beats"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Ed DeRosa, Jonathan Fowler
  • Strategies, applications, advantages / disadvantages to playing the races from home or on the road.

16528970-button-podcastNov. 11, 2014

"Handicapping Tournaments/Contests"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Chris Larmey, Pete Fornatale, Keith Chamblin, Ken Kirchner
  • Tips for leading tournament players, journalists and administrators on how to succeed on the contest circuit.

16528970-button-podcastNov. 4, 2014

"Election Night - Horseplayers' Polling"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk
  • We discuss the hot-button topics of handicapping, horseplaying and the racing industry with live polling results.

16528970-button-podcastOct. 21, 2014

"Identifying Key Races"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Bob Neumeier, Matt Carothers
  • Which races are strong or weak in observation, and how can you identify them before the rest of the public?

16528970-button-podcastOct. 7, 2014

"Racing's Third Annual Town Hall Meeting"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Steven Crist, Alex Waldrop, Alicia Wincze-Hughes, Pat Cummings, David Longinotti, Alan Foreman
  • Industry leaders gather and take our questions - and yours - on the state of horse racing.

16528970-button-podcastSept. 30, 2014

"Handicapping Stakes Races"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Jason Blewitt, Jon White
  • The best horses gather for stakes, what are the best approaches to evaluating them?

16528970-button-podcastSept. 23, 2014

"Evaluating Layoff Horses"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Marty McGee, Richard Budge
  • Who's ready to roll on the comeback trail? Top handicappers and horsemen provide their insight.

16528970-button-podcastSept. 16, 2014

"Pedigree Handicapping"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Sid Fernando, James Scully
  • Top handicapping and matchmaking pedigree experts chime in on what to look for in the family genes.

16528970-button-podcastSept. 9, 2014

"Sheets Handicapping"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Alan Benewicz, John "Johnny D." DeSantis
  • Performance figures like Thoro-Graph / Ragozin are explained in detail with examples & theories.

16528970-button-podcastSept. 2, 2014

"Trip Handicapping / All American Recap"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Keith Feustle, Martha Claussen
  • Learn from an Equibase chart caller what to look for when you focus on a race and how to apply it.

 2014 SPRING SEMESTER


16528970-button-podcastMay 27, 2014

"Jockey Angles"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Jerry Bailey, Shaun Bridgmohan, G.R. Carter Jr.
  • Leading active and all-time riders in Thoroughbred and AQHA racing take you behind the scenes in handicapping.

16528970-button-podcastMay 20, 2014

"Trainer Angles"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Tom Proctor, Ron Ellis
  • Elite trainers give you insight into their operations and how to apply trainer stats/intent.

16528970-button-podcastMay 6, 2014

"Cultivating Newbies: What Can We Do?"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Terry Finley, Mike Gathagan
  • Representatives from top ownership syndicates and racetrack management discuss capitalizing on the Crown.

16528970-button-podcastApril 22, 2014

"Evaluating Workouts / Clockers"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Mike Welsch, Gary Young
  • Renowned public and private clockers provide insight to morning clockings and application of workout info.

16528970-button-podcastApril 15, 2014

"Money Management"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Barry Meadow, Duke Matties
  • Study bankroll strategies of a Professional Vegas gambler and the man who literally wrote the book on it.

16528970-button-podcastApril 8, 2014

"The Psychology of the Horseplayer"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Frank Carulli, Pete Fornatale
  • What makes the bettor tick? Learn from one of the game's best and a writer who's interviewed the best.

16528970-button-podcastApril 1, 2014

"Turf & Synthetic Surface Handicapping"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Dawn Lupul, Katie Gensler
  • Racing TV experts from Woodbine, Keeneland & Presque Isle offer their first-hand strategies on "other" surfaces.

16528970-button-podcastMarch 25, 2014

"Speed Figures/Performance Figures Applications"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Bob Neumeier, Gary West
  • How the numbers are made, where they're strongest/weakest and how you can put them to work for you.

16528970-button-podcastMarch 18, 2014

"Key Past Performance Ingredients"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Mike Battaglia, James Scully
  • Among all the info in the running lines, which do the experts seek out first and foremost?

16528970-button-podcastMarch 11, 2014

"Preparing for a Day at the Races"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Kurt Hoover, Brian W. Spencer
  • What goes into handicapping homework, and what's the order of execution for top players?

16528970-button-podcastMarch 4, 2014

"The Role of the Horseplayer"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, Matt Bernier, Peter Rotondo Jr.
  • We discuss the key cog in the racing engine with castmembers of the Esquire TV series.

 2013 SEASON (9 radio lessons)


16528970-button-podcastNovember 26, 2013

"Year In Review"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Charlie LoPresti, Kathy Ritvo, Ed Stanco
  • The newsmakers behind Wise Dan, Mucho Macho Man & Princes of Sylmar come to class.

16528970-button-podcastOctober 22, 2013

"Stars of the Game"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Gary Stevens, Mike Smith, John Campbell
  • 3 of the all-time great jockeys/drivers of Thoroughbred and Harness racing share their insights.

16528970-button-podcastSeptember 24, 2013

"Pedigrees/Sales/Ownership"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Ken Ramsey, Maggi Moss, Will Mayer
  • 2 of the game's most powerful owners share what they're looking to find; reactions from the Keeneland sale.

 16528970-button-podcastJuly 9, 2013

"Developing Young Horses"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Mark Casse, Wayne Catalano, Ron Burke, Woodberry Payne
  • Handicapping and analyzing 2-year-olds and maidens goes into focus with championship-level horsemen.

16528970-button-podcastJune 11, 2013

"Speed Figures"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Andy Beyer, Ed Burgart, Ed DeRosa, Dave Siegel
  • The experts discuss the numbers, and how to use them to your advantage for Thoroughbred, AQHA, Harness.

16528970-button-podcastMay 7, 2013

"Psychology of the Horseplayer"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Jimmy "The Hat" Allard, Michael Beychok, Maury Wolff
  • What makes a top gambler tick, and how does he or she go about hot and cold streaks? Learn from the pros.

16528970-button-podcastApril 9, 2013

"Handicapping Angles / Theories"

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Dick Jerardi, Brad Free, James Quinn, Frank Mirahmadi
  • Discover the go-to moves of top horseplayers who look for situational plays upon which to pounce.

16528970-button-podcastMarch 12, 2013

"Countdown to the Crown" (Radio Debut of Night School)

  • Jeremy Plonk, Steve Byk, Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss, Kenny McPeek, Corey Nakatani, Jay Privman, Jill Byrne
  • The first radio simulcast of Night School includes an all-star, in-depth look at the road to the Triple Crown.

 


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Night School podcast archives are brought to you by Woodbine Entertainment.

Catch the 2015 racing season beginning with opening day on Saturday, April 11.


 

Expert Panelists have included:

Jeremy Plonk 
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Plonk
Hos

Caton Bredar 
Caton
Bredar
Host

Jerry Shottenkirk 
"Dean"
Jerry
Shottenkirk

Jill Byrne
Jill
Byrne
Analyst

Graham Motion
Graham
Motion
Trainer

Randy<BR>Moss
Randy
Moss
Analyst

Gary Stevens
Gary
Stevens
NBC

Steven<BR>Crist
Steven
Crist
DRF

Jerry Bailey
Jerry
Bailey
ESPN

Tom Amoss
Tom
Amoss
Trainer

Ken McPeek
Ken
McPeek
Trainer

Tom Hammond
Tom
Hammond
NBC

Jay Privman
Jay
Privman
DRF

Donna Brothers
Donna
Brothers
NBC

Bob Neumeier
Bob
Neumeier
NBC

Mike Battaglia
Mike
Battaglia
Analyst

Zoe Cadman
Zoe
Cadman
HRTV

Aaron Vercruysee
Aaron
Vercruysee
HRTV

Scott<BR>Hazelton
Scott
Hazelton
HRTV

Andy<BR>Serling
Andy
Serling
NYRA

Kurt Becker
Kurt
Becker
Announcer

Johnny D.
Johnny
D.
XpressBet

Jimmy The Hat
"Jimmy
The Hat"
Bettor

Tom Dawson
Tom
Dawson
Analyst

Terry Finley
Terry
Finley
West Point

Martha Claussen
Martha
Claussen
Analyst

Mike<BR>Welsch
Mike
Welsch
DRF

Rene<BR>Kierans
Rene
Kierans
Analyst

Larry Collmus
Larry
Collmus
Announce

Les Onaka
Les
Onaka
Analyst

Elliott Walden
Elliott
Walden
WinStar

Mark Patterson
Mark
Patterson
Analyst

 

Dan Metzger
Dan
Metzger
TOBA

 

Pat Cummings
Pat
Cummings
Analyst

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Doug
Reed
U of Ariz

 Brian Nadeau
Brian
Nadeau
Analyst

Bobby Neuman
Bobby
Neuman
Announcer

Katie Mikolay
Katie
Gensler
Analyst

Jerry Bossert
Jerry
Bossert
Analyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date # Topic Downloads Lesson / Link to Archive
3/5/13 1 Introduction to Night School Study Materials Chat / Click to View
3/12/13 2 Countdown to the Crown Study Materials  Radio Listen / Click to View
3/19/13 3 Horseplaying From A to Z Study Materials Video Watch/ Click to View
3/26/13 4 Wagering Theories/Money Management Study Materials Chat / Click to View
4/2/13 5 Class Handicapping Study Materials Chat / Click to View
4/9/13 6 Handicapping Angles/Theories Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
4/16/13 7 Trip Handicapping Study Materials Video Watch / Click to View
4/23/13 8 Online/ADW Wagering Study Materials Chat / Click to View
4/30/13 9 Kentucky Derby Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
5/7/13 10 Psychology of the Horseplayer Study Materials Radio Listen/ Click to View
5/14/13 11 Preakness Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
5/21/13 12 Jockeys, Agents & Drivers Study Materials Video Watch/ Click to View
5/28/13 13 Workouts/Clockers Study Materials Chat / Click to View
6/4/13 14 Belmont Stakes Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
6/11/13 15 Speed Figures Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
6/18/13 16 Newbie Tuesdays-Handicapping Basics Study Materials Video / Click to View
6/25/13 17 Newbie Tuesdays-Betting Basics Study Materials  Chat / Click to View
7/2/13 18  Playing the Toteboard  Study Materials Video / Click to View
7/9/13 19 Developing Young Horses/2YOs Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
7/16/13 20 100th Episode - Boutique Meets Study Materials  Chat / Click to View
7/23/13  21 Haskell/Hambo Preview Study Materials  Chat / Click to View
7/30/13 22 Trainers Study Materials Video / Click to View
8/6/13 23 Evaluating Imports Study Materials Chat / Click to View
8/13/13 24 Turf Handicapping Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
8/20/13 25 Handicapping Stakes Races StudStudy Materials Chat / Click to View
8/27/13 26 AQHA Handicapping/All American Study Materials Chat / Click to View & Pt. 2
9/3/13 27 Physicality/Visual Handicapping Study Materials Video / Click to View
9/10/13 28 Small Track Handicapping Study Materials Chat / Click to View
9/17/13  29 Harness Handicapping / Jug Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
9/24/13 30 Pedigrees, Sales & Developing Young Horses Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
10/1/13 31 Why I Love This Game No Materials  Video / Click to View
10/8/13 32 Horses for Courses Study Materials Chat / Click to View
10/15/13 33 Breeders Crown Preview Study Materials  Chat / Click to View
10/22/13 34 Stars of the Game Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
10/29/13 35 Breeders' Cup Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
11/5/13 36 AQHA Racing Challenge Preview Study Materials Chat / Click to View
11/12/13 37 Handicapping Tournaments/Contests Study Materials Video / Click to View
11/19/13 38 Racing's Town Hall Meeting Study Materials Chat / Click to View
11/26/13 39 2013 Year In Review Study Materials Radio Listen / Click to View
12/3/13 40 Swinging for the Big Hit - Fan's Choice Study Materials Chat / Click to View

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