By Horse Player NOW’s Joe Kristufek
The stars come out to play in full force Friday and Saturday!
Who do you like?
Favorites, longshots, Americans, Europeans……the top jockeys, trainers and horses in the WORLD converge on Santa Anita!
Friday’s card is highlighted by one of the most amazing Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classics we’ve seen in years?
Defending champ Royal Delta, the undefeated Awesome Feather, sophomore sensations My Miss Aurelia or Questing, the speedy Love and Pride perhaps?
Euro miler Excelebration has been forced to deal with the superhorse Frankel all season, now he meets another monster in Wise Dan. Former Derby winner Animal Kingdom adds further intrigue.
It’s Game On in the Classic, as the top dudes from around the nation gather for North America’s biggest purse prize. Game On Dude has never tasted defeat from five career tries at Santa Anita, but Fort Larned, Flat Out, Mucho Macho Man, To Honor and Serve and others will test his undefeated string.
Join top handicappers and horseplayers worldwide as we tackle the upcoming Breeders' Cup in tonight’s edition of Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program.
The 90-minute handicapping seminar begins at 8:30 p.m. ET and will feature pointed opinions, stats and trends, key prep race video analysis and more. Night School founders Joe Kristufek and Jeremy Plonk of Horse Player NOW will co-host, along with guests Caton Bredar of Horseplayernow.com/HRTV, Marcus Hersh of Daily Racing Form and international racing expert Pat Cumming of Trakus.
The panelist discussion will include in depth analysis of the Ladies’ Classic, Classic, Mile and Turf, but attendees will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions to the panelists, and give their opinions, on any and all of the 15 Breeders’ Cup events.
Set a reminder and join FREE horse racing Night School fan education here http://www.horseplayernow.com/cat/school.htm.
Remember, if you can’t make Night School live, you can always go back and read the archive. Accessed under the “competed events” tab, there are over a hundred sessions at your finger tips, serving as a virtual horse racing fan education library.
Horseplayers who attend Tuesday's Night School edition will be given special, complimentary Study Materials this week, spotlighting a key Breeders' Cup division in-depth as part of the Horse Player NOW Early Access products.
For those fans visiting Friday and Saturday's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on-track, be sure to stop by and see the Night School Tour's traveling troupe of fan educators, who will be working the America's Best Racing Fan Hub tent, Racing 101, throughout the card on both days. Night School Tour educators at Santa Anita include Katie Mikolay, Tim Brannan, Brandi Goode and me.
Don’t be late for class, and I hope to see you in person at the Breeders’ Cup!
What: Night School Breeders' Cup Handicapping Camp
When: Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30-10 p.m. ET
Who: Hosts Joe Kristufek and Jeremy Plonk, Guests Caton Bredar, Marcus Hersh, Pat Cummings
Bonus: Free Breeders' Cup handicapping study materials for those in attendance