Night School Study Aid: Visual Handicapping
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder

Are you planning on attending Night School tonight? Tonight’s topic is Visual Handicapping and we have content to help you prepare.

Going to the paddock is one of the best rituals of any track visit. In our Letter to a New Horseplayer series videographer extraordinaire Ernie Munick accompanies to you the paddock and shows you the ropes.

Go to a Trip to the Paddock

Pedigree maven and all-around Twitter superstar Sid Fernando brings to light the finer points of the various types of breathing equipment in his Letter to a New Horseplayer. Did you wonder about that white thing was on I’ll Have Another’s nose in the Santa Anita Derby? Find out more about how to spot breathing equipment and what kind of edge it could produce.

Go to Breathing Apparatus

Watching the horses in the parade and during the warm-up is a great way to see who’s got their game face on and who doesn’t.

Go to I Love a Parade

And finally, the gallop out is really more in the domain of trip capping, but over at the TwinSpires Blog Ed DeRosa & Pete Fornatale discuss the pros and cons of evaluating the meaning of the gallop out.

Go to TwinSpires Blog

Not sure what Night School is? It’s a free chat-based fan education tool that occurs every Tuesday night. You can check your local track’s site or just visit Night School here.

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