As Treasure Island Las Vegas hosts the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s National Handicapping Champion (NHC) January 24 through 26, Esquire Network will be on-site filming for its new reality show “Horseplayers”.
In the show’s premiere episode, viewers are introduced to Matt Bernier, a Massachusetts realtor; Christina Hellmers, a regular at Del Mar racetrack; Michael Beychok, a political consultant from Louisiana; John Conte, a previous NHC winner; Kevin “The Brooklyn Cowboy” Cox, a retired NYPD mounted police officer; and Team Rotondo, comprised of a team of friends. “Horseplayers” will follow these high-rollers in their attempt to qualify for the NHC.
Video: Horseplayers Extended First Look
Throughout the three-day NHC, camera crews will capture every exciting moment of the Championship at Treasure Island, while providing a behind-the-scenes look at how these betters make their decisions.
In its 15th year, NHC is the culmination of a year-long series of NTRA-sanctioned local tournaments conducted by racetracks, casino racebooks, off-track betting facilities and horse racing and handicapping websites, each of which sends its top qualifiers to the national finals.
For more information about “Horseplayers” visit http://tv.esquire.com/shows/horseplayers.
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