Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education and player development program since 2011, celebrates the Triple Crown triumph of American Pharoah tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET as part of its kickoff to the Summer Semester of lessons. Fans are encouraged to join the 90-minute, live chat session and share their experiences of the memorable run through the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

The Summer Semester of Night School runs tonight through August 26 with 12 consecutive weeks of live racing and live handicapping interaction. Different weekly lesson topics will be taught as fans and horseplayers are treated to live racing and free past performance information from BRISNET. The weekly topics will be woven into the handicapping process in real time to teach the game and pursuit by Night School’s expert instructors.

“The Basics” will be the topic tonight as the Night School program looks to educate not only seasoned players, but those who have been drawn to the sport over the historic, five-week run of this year’s Triple Crown. Upcoming Summer Semester themed topics will include Pace/Rape Shapes, Marking Past Performances, Visual Handicapping, Toteboard Clues and more.

The Summer Semester lessons will be taught in conjunction with the live racing from 8:30-10 p.m. ET offered each week from Mountaineer Park.

The 90-minute, multi-media presentation of Night School ‘s live chat airs weekly from 8:30 until 10 p.m. ET at more than 40 websites throughout the racing industry, originating at The program is free to access live as well as throughout the week in archive format, and includes downloadable study materials and a chance to interact with the experts.

Night School title sponsors for the 2015 season include the American Quarter Horse Association, an original title sponsor in all five seasons; Keeneland Select, a second-year title sponsor and part of the Keeneland banner that has been with the program since its outset; Mountaineer Park, a four-year Night School sponsor; Woodbine Entertainment, a second-year title sponsor and lead sponsor of the Night School archives; as well as BRISNET and Twin Spires, each in their third season of Night School. Other supporters include the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, a Founding Sponsor of the program and communications partner.

Night School’s traditional 40-week season remains intact each Tuesday through Dec. 1 with a unique, 90-minute lesson offered at each gathering. Free archives of 2015 season lessons are available immediately after each lesson, as well as past archives of Seasons 1-4 that are catalogued easily at’s Night School page. Archive viewers/listeners are treated to the same multi-media functionality as presented in each of those past weeks, including links to various learning materials. Students who voluntarily register information in any live or archive lesson are eligible for prizes and extras at the end of each semester and year-end if they register for at least half of the sessions presented.

In addition to the Tuesday weekly lessons, the Night School program offers Wednesday night live chats from Woodbine Racecourse, beginning at 6:15 pm ET.


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Week 15 Study Materials/BRIS PPs:

Complete Radio Podcast Archive from Spring:

Night School Summer Semester 2015 Topics

9-Jun Chat: Mnr : The Basics
16-Jun Chat: Mnr : The Bet Types – When/Why?
23-Jun Chat: Mnr : Pace/Race Shapes
30-Jun Chat: Mnr : Jockey-Trainer Combos
7-Jul Chat: Mnr : Fitting Race Conditions
14-Jul Chat: Mnr : Marking Past Performances
21-Jul Chat: Mnr : Making Race Notes/Betbacks
28-Jul Chat: Mnr : Public Handicappers
4-Aug Chat: Mnr : Playing on a Specific Budget
11-Aug Chat: Mnr : Visual Handicapping
18-Aug Chat: Mnr : Toteboard Clues
25-Aug Chat: Mnr : Applying Track Bias