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A provocative look at the worlds of horseracing and gambling, told through a diverse group of characters surrounding a California racetrack. The series centers on an intuitive tough guy named Chester "Ace" Bernstein, who has always been involved with gambling, from bookmaking and money laundering to casino operations. Recently released from prison after three years, he teams with Gus Economou, his longtime chauffeur and muscle, to craft a complex plan involving the Santa Anita Racetrack in California. As they plot out Ace's strategy, the pair recruits Turo Escalante, a successful trainer with a sordid reputation. In the meantime, an old trainer nurtures a possible breakthrough thoroughbred, while a ragtag group of four racetrack groupies band together to try to catch lightning in a bottle – as winners of an elusive Pick Six bet.

Show Info

Network: United States HBO (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Crime Sports
Episodes ordered: 9 episodes
Created by: David Milch

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8.1 (11 votes)

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Previous Episode

Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head

Episode 1x09; Mar 25, 2012

Gus draws on past experience to deal with a present threat, and Ace is floored by a surprise visitor. Meanwhile, Walter's Gettin' Up Morning and Gus' Pint of Plain wow the crowd in the Western Derby; Mon Gateau's owners prepare for their biggest race

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x09: Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-HeadMar 25, 2012
1x08: Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His OwnMar 18, 2012
1x07: Ace and Claire Tour a Horse FarmMar 11, 2012
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Befutó (Hungary Hungary)
  • Norocul (Romania Romania)
  • Фарт (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
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