horse racing TV shows

Dinkin on ‘Horseplayers’: We Do What They Do

Jerod Dinkin is a 36-year-old proud father of two that has spent twelve years as a Director of Real Estate expanding two Fortune 300 retail chains. The 2006 Canterbury Park Handicapper of the Year is a seven-time HPWS qualifier, a three time NHC qualifier, and a Horseplayers Association of North America Board Member. You can […]

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Which Channel? Catch the Debut of ‘Horseplayers’ on Esquire Network

The latest television series about horse racing debuts Tuesday night on the Esquire Network, a new TV offering that caters mostly to a male audience.  ‘Horseplayers,’ a reality show that follows handicappers as they build toward the National Handicapping Championship, has gotten positive early reviews. Although a new network, Esquire is available on major satellite […]

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Luck’s Cancellation: A Different Perspective

With all the shock of HBO pulling the plug on the second season of LUCK, green-lit after just one episode aired and barely after wrapping up episode 7, rumors went viral and the negative press has filled up our virtual inboxes. Now as the dust settles, the finale was actually the “Grand Finale,” and the […]

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They’re in the Gate: Luck ends on a high note

They’re in the Gate is among those offering thoughts on the final episode of Luck, which aired Sunday night on HBO: “Many early viewers of the show thought the show was dreary and dark, but there was a lot of hope and optimism in the final episode, from the competitive but mutual admiration of the […]

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Moran: Racing has an ‘army of advocates’ for Thoroughbreds

In the wake of the cancellation of the HBO series Luck and the continuing criticism from animal rights groups who “know nothing about the sport,” Paul Moran shines his spotlight on the many people in the racing industry who work tirelessly on behalf of Thoroughbred racehorses: “Any endeavor has its bad seeds, and racing is […]

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Santa Anita horsemen, jockeys upset over Luck cancellation

Horsemen at Santa Anita were virtually unanimous in their opinions that the cancellation of HBO’s horse racing series, “LUCK” following euthanization of a horse on Tuesday after a freak accident, will have a dramatically negative impact on California’s already bankrupt state. As former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said during his administration: “Our wallet is empty.” […]

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Report: Stronach wanted meeting about Luck’s direction

The HBO series Luck might have faced an uncertain future, even if three horse deaths had not occurred during production.  TV Guide says Santa Anita owner Frank Stronach was already worried about Luck’s portrayal of racing and was leaning toward ending the track’s relationship with the show: “I’m just disappointed because it puts sort of […]

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Cohen: Loss of Luck a ‘devastating blow’ to racing

At The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen gives his take on the cancellation of the HBO series Luck due to the deaths of three horses during production.  Cohen says no matter what the reason for the end of the series, it’s a ‘devastating blow’ to the racing industry: “Luck was supposed to be a recruiting tool to […]

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Horse in Luck stable euthanized after accident

HBO has reportedly suspended the filming of horse sequences for the TV series Luck while the American Humane Association investigates the death of a horse that reared and flipped over on her way back to her stall.  This is the third time a horse being used during filming of the TV series has died.  HBO […]

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TV series about women in horse racing in the works

Leave it to former television producer and President of the Women’s Horse Industry Network, Catherine Masters, to come up with an idea to bring new customers into the sport of horse racing. Masters who is an avid horse racing fan has run and operated the Women’s Horse Industry Network for several years. “Along the way […]

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