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Author Topic: Night School Lesson to Explore Pools and Odds  (Read 1408 times)
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« on: October 09, 2012, 06:00:53 PM »

"Understanding Pools and Odds" will be the topic this Tuesday in Night School, the racing industry's national online fan education program. The 90-minute, interactive program gets under way at 8:30 p.m. ET and features live chat, expert panel discussion, fan Q&A and pertinent videos on the subject matter. This week's lesson will be the 36th of 40 offered on the Night School season, which runs through early November.

The session, hosted by Jeremy Plonk and Joe Kristufek, features an in-depth video with Churchill Downs handicapper Jill Byrne, who provides key points to consider when price shopping at the races. Also, Plonk goes line-by-line through several actual will-pay screens to explain what a discerning horseplayer can read into the betting pools. Kristufek, morning line maker for Arlington Park and Hoosier Park, will share his expertise on opening odds and what they mean to the betting process.

This week's Night School will be followed by another "After Night School Special," featuring live racing from Mountaineer Park, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET. The segment will cover the evening's final race in real time with free, live-streaming video and complimentary Daily Racing Form past performances.

The Night School Tour traveling troupe of fan educators also will be conducting a live seminar at Keeneland this Friday in conjunction with America's Best Racing and the track's popular College Scholarship Day.

Presenting title sponsors for Night School are the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, Inc. and Daily Racing Form.

This week's Night School preview video with Joe Kristufek:

This week's study materials, courtesy of Horse Player NOW and Daily Racing Form:
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Pius soho
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 07:24:00 PM »

  This is cool...a good idea.  Hope folks show up
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 01:33:13 AM »

  This is cool...a good idea.  Hope folks show up

That's debatable.

"Night School" for horse racing is about as helpful as was Lori Petty.

When will these dimwits begin to understand that the competition for the gaming dollar does not necessitate those many wasted hours spent just trying to become competitive.

When a person walks into a Las Vegas hotel, he/she can become competitive immediately at games like Roulette, Keno, and slot machines.  It takes very little additional understanding to become competitive at blackjack or sports-game betting.  The expectation that some fool should or would stop, read a lengthy tutorial/book on racing, or spend hours upon hours watching "night school" before opting for the race book vs. those other options is pure stupidity!!

Would-be new customers can communicate in an instant with friends and relatives around the world, and while the rest of their lives are being sped-up even more with each passing year, there is no cause for them to stop and invest countless time and effort with no immediate benefit.

Horse racing has done, and is doing this to itself.  To magnify all that is wrong with horse racing in an attempt to lure the public toward an equation which simply isn't time-cost effective is an exercise which borders the absurd!!

When people gamble in 2012 they want to be competitive immediately, or at least A.S.A.P. (and that does not equate to "2017 at the earliest").  The would be newcomers to racing circles simply will not stand for the idea that others in the crowd know a better chance of winning more money when the newcomer is perfectly willing to wager the same amount.

Horse racing has unraveled itself this way by thus far refusing to present simulcasting appropriately, and "Night School" can do exactly nothing to reverse the flow of technology which continues to put more and more distance between those running horse racing in 2012 and those could-be new fans which they want to attract.

This is the 2012 equivalent to every other gambling species already having two members on Noah's Ark while racing stands idly by waiting for the rain to stop.

Besides, "understanding pools and odds" doesn't mean a thing when the 90% of the wagering on a particular race is done or recorded only in the last 90 seconds and long after anyone with such new understanding has made their bets.

Have you any idea where Lori Petty is today???    (she's having yet another birthday later this week)

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