Christian Hellmers from "Horseplayers" stars in the Esquire Network reality docu-series.

Christian Hellmers has been a fixture at Del Mar racetrack since his father first took him to a race at age 14. A true devotee of the laid-back, Southern California lifestyle, Hellmers is as attuned to the spirit of racing as he is to the statistics. The vegan bases his bets on everything from mathematics to aromatherapy. And it seems to work. At 20, he and two friends became known as the "Pick 6 Boys" after they won three tournaments and $30,000 and shortly thereafter hit a pick 6 for $45,000. His skill and luck has grown ever since.

For the last two years, Hellmers has come in second place at the Breeder's Cup Betting Challenge, one of the biggest real-money betting challenges on the circuit. He attributes last year's finish, a disappointment in his eyes, to being too tentative with his final bet. He guarantees that won't happen again.

Top Gamblers Bet on 'Horseplayers' — Premiering Tuesday, January 21, the new Esquire series follows the lifestyles of a diverse cast of handicappers as they compete for a chance to face off in the annual National Handicapping Championship. Read more...

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