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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!
 
Details

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

 

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Joe Kristufek

The face of ABR's "Racing 101", Joe Kristufek is a self-proclaimed horse racing "ambassador," and fan development has been his passion since the moment he took his first job in the industry.

Kristufek is the morning-line maker for Arlington Park, Indiana Downs and Kentucky Downs and he serves as the handicapper and racing writer for the Daily Herald newspaper. 

Kristufek has developed and executed several horse racing-related, fan-education projects both online and onsite and he is a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. 

He has co-owned five horses in partnership and is the process of developing an ownership group of his own. Kristufek is also becoming an increasing presence on the tournament scene. 

Kristufek was the on-air talent for Hawthorne's between-race presentation and replay shows in the 1990s, and served as a on-air host and content coordinator for The Racing Network in 2000-2001. He was the owner, producer and host of popular horse racing magazine show Horsin' Around TV, airing 85 episodes from 2003-2005 on Fox Sports Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

A beer and indie/alternative music snob, Joe is a Chicago Bulls season ticket holder and there aren't too many people who can keep up with him on a billards table. 

 

Image Description

Joe Kristufek

The face of ABR's "Racing 101", Joe Kristufek is a self-proclaimed horse racing "ambassador," and fan development has been his passion since the moment he took his first job in the industry.

Kristufek is the morning-line maker for Arlington Park, Indiana Downs and Kentucky Downs and he serves as the handicapper and racing writer for the Daily Herald newspaper. 

Kristufek has developed and executed several horse racing-related, fan-education projects both online and onsite and he is a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. 

He has co-owned five horses in partnership and is the process of developing an ownership group of his own. Kristufek is also becoming an increasing presence on the tournament scene. 

Kristufek was the on-air talent for Hawthorne's between-race presentation and replay shows in the 1990s, and served as a on-air host and content coordinator for The Racing Network in 2000-2001. He was the owner, producer and host of popular horse racing magazine show Horsin' Around TV, airing 85 episodes from 2003-2005 on Fox Sports Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

A beer and indie/alternative music snob, Joe is a Chicago Bulls season ticket holder and there aren't too many people who can keep up with him on a billards table. 

 

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