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2015 FALL SEMESTER


16528970-button-podcastSept. 1, 2015

"D. Wayne at 80" - A history lesson on the eve of D. Wayne Lukas' 80th birthday

  • Jeremy Plonk, Caton Bredar, Steve Byk, D. Wayne Lukas, Todd Pletcher, Jerry Bailey, Donna Brothers, Dallas Stewart, Dave Johnson, Bill Finley, Gary West.
  • 1-on-1 with the legendary trainer and insights from those close to him - as well as a ranking of his Elite 8 all-time racehorses!

2015 SPRING SEMESTER


16528970-button-podcastMay 26, 2015

"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, 2015

"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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