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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (39)

Horseplayers, a show from the Esquire Network, is a thrilling docuseries that follows the lives of professional handicappers, high-stakes horse owners, and bettors, as they navigate the unpredictable terrain of the horse racing world. The show takes place at the legendary Saratoga Race Course in New York, which is widely regarded as the Mecca of horse racing.

The series follows the lives of six individuals who are passionate about the sport of horse racing and who make their living either by betting on horses or by owning them. Among these individuals, Kevin Cox, a seasoned handicapper and horse owner, is the main focus of the series. Kevin is one of the most respected and successful handicappers in the country and has been in the game for over 30 years.

The show offers a unique perspective on the world of horse racing, from the behind-the-scenes action of the track to the strategic mindset of the handicappers and bettors. Viewers get a glimpse into the daily lives of these horseplayers as they analyze race data, scout out the competition, and place high-stakes bets.

Horseplayers captures the intense highs and lows of horse racing, providing viewers with a front-row seat to the action-packed races, the intricate strategies involved in handicapping, and the emotional roller-coaster experienced by those who invest their time, money, and passion in this sport.

Throughout the series, Kevin and his team of handicappers strive to pick the winning horses and boost their profits, while balancing the risk and reward of the betting game. But it's not just about making money – for many of these horseplayers, it's about the thrill of the race, the love of the horses, and the camaraderie of the tight-knit horse racing community.

The show also highlights the importance of luck in the horse racing world, as even the most experienced and successful players can lose big due to unforeseen circumstances. Whether it's a sudden injury to a horse or an unexpected change in track conditions, the unpredictability of horse racing keeps these players on their toes.

Aside from the competitive nature of the sport, Horseplayers delves into the personal lives of these horseplayers, revealing their individual struggles and motivations. From Kevin's personal relationships to the story of a woman trying to make her mark in the male-dominated world of horse racing, the show offers a glimpse into the unique and colorful personalities of those involved in the sport.

Overall, Horseplayers is a captivating and thrilling series that provides an inside look into the world of horse racing. It's a must-watch for anyone interested in this exciting and unpredictable sport, and for those who are curious about the unique culture surrounding it. Whether you're a seasoned handicapper or a casual fan, Horseplayers offers something for everyone.

Horseplayers is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 2014.

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Vegas Visions
10. Vegas Visions
April 9, 2014
The contestants compete at the National Handicap Championship in Vegas.
Voodoo Vixen
9. Voodoo Vixen
April 2, 2014
Team Rotondo makes an appointment with a voodoo priestess in New Orleans to give them an edge. Later, the teams travel to Florida for the Eclipse Awards that honor the year in racing and make one final push to win a seat at the championship in Las Vegas.
Santa Anita Streak
8. Santa Anita Streak
March 26, 2014
Christian is anxious for redemption at the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge; Peter puts his efforts into his day job as the rest of his team tries to reach the championship.
Sunshine Sting
7. Sunshine Sting
March 19, 2014
Christian takes a short break from the action in Miami after securing a spot in the championship. Meanwhile, the pressure is on for the other players to qualify for the finals.
Bankroll Buster
6. Bankroll Buster
March 12, 2014
Team Rotondo attempt to establish an alliance with Matt at the Keeneland Handicapping Challenge in Lexington, Ky. Meanwhile, Michael hopes to reverse his luck and Christian sacrifices it all.
Saratoga Spoiler
5. Saratoga Spoiler
March 5, 2014
Visiting beloved holiday spot Saratoga Springs has been a Rotondo family tradition for years, but Peter and his son know that luck doesn't always favor the faithful. The handicappers are gathering with the usual suspects for a two-day-long handicapping tournament with a massive $100,000 payout. Among the gamblers is Matt making his first tournament entry and Kevin "The Brooklyn Cowboy" Cox. When it comes down to the wire, Peter Jr. and Christian concoct a crazy scheme that may position them to take it all home--but there are dozens of other handicappers who have their own ideas. Meanwhile, handicapping veteran Michael is in the market for a prize horse. Is he ready to go big time, or will he get a lesson in true wealth?
Del Mar Destiny
4. Del Mar Destiny
February 25, 2014
Chasing after tournaments and another spot in the finals leads the players to Del Mar, California. There, Matt faces hardship when he finds himself unable to pay the entry fee.
Belmont Bullet
3. Belmont Bullet
February 4, 2014
The first competition takes place at New York's legendary Belmont Park, where a rookie's early luck threatens the veteran horse players, who know that a win guarantees an invitation to the championship.
Derby Darling
2. Derby Darling
January 28, 2014
The players kick off the 2013 season with the Triple Crown, where they hope to have some fun and win some money before the tour begins.
Mystic Method (Pilot)
1. Mystic Method (Pilot)
January 21, 2014
In the season premiere, Team Rotondo and John Conte go for longshots at Aqueduct while Christian joins a handicappers tournament.
Where to Watch Horseplayers
Horseplayers is available for streaming on the Esquire Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Horseplayers on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (39)