06/20/2013 1:18PM

National Handicapping Championship to be featured on Esquire Network show


The Esquire Network, a television network set to launch in September, plans to broadcast a program tracking handicappers as they seek spots in the 2014 National Handicapping Championship, the administrator of the tournament announced on Thursday.

The program, which will be called “Horseplayers,” is being produced by Go Go Luckey, the company that produced the “Jockeys” reality series that aired on Animal Planet for two seasons in 2009. According to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the company began collecting racing footage at the start of the Triple Crown and will begin shooting at handicapping tournaments with an event this weekend at Belmont Park.

Esquire Network is branded around the men’s magazine of the same name. According to its website, the channel is expected to launch on Sept. 23. The website says that “Horseplayers” “takes place in the high-stakes world of professional horse race handicapping, where the only thing bigger than the bets are the characters placing them.”

Daily Racing Form is a co-sponsor of the National Handicapping Championship.

Jackie Ross More than 1 year ago
Please tell me u r recording with the same guys on Horseplayers' I love that show with Lee Davis Christian Hellmers Peter Rotundo Sr and Peter Jr Matt Kevin I have all those recorded on my DVR
Frankie Ray More than 1 year ago
ya all should get a handicapper named Kevin Cox out of NY city that boy is great.
Frankie Ray More than 1 year ago
ya all should get a guy in NY name Kevin Cox that man is good.
soroka More than 1 year ago
Earlier this year esquire was accepting suggestion's for future programming. I was saddened that my suggestion of how a man handicap's and bet's on a horserace was taken and a credit for the production was/is being stonewalled. Yes.......I know Esquire has a long history of interest in thoroughbred racing.
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
Here is a wondeful idea for the show, take the "pros" from TVG and pit them against some of us pro handicappes out here in the real world. Make it a two day show from a location track. Then we can teach real handicapping to people.
Bill Holobowski More than 1 year ago
NBC's clueless. 24-hour sports network in desperate need of programming, owns HRTV and broadcasts TC races but cannot find time to package a show like this? Esquire Network might as well be ham radio.
Steven Simonovic More than 1 year ago
SWEET! Now, I gotta get a spot.
Horse 2win More than 1 year ago
I love it, way to go Esquire, finally a program that doesn't have guy's looking at cards figuring odds and depending on the luck of the flop or river! I hope they cover tournaments that I enter, would be fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sounds tremendous! Way to go Esquire Network. I wish you the best of luck in your new venture. Sure beats the hell out of the worn out topics ESPN continues to cover like Tim Tebow & the LA Lakers!