|"Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own"|
|Season 1, Episode 8|
|Air date||March 18 2012|
|Written by|| John R. Perotta &|
|Directed by||Allen Coulter|
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Ace makes his move to purchase control of the track and goes around his former partners. Mike makes a move of his own. Walter enters Gettn’up Morning in the Western Derby against Pint of Plain. Leon loses his ride. Joey comes through for Rosie as her new agent. Jo’s budding pregnancy is put into jeopardy.
- Dustin Hoffman as Chester "Ace" Bernstein
- Dennis Farina as Gus Economou
- John Ortiz as Turo Escalante
- Richard Kind as Joey Rathburn
- Kevin Dunn as Marcus
- Ian Hart as Lonnie
- Ritchie Coster as Renzo
- Jason Gedrick as Jerry
- Kerry Condon as Rosie
- Gary Stevens as Ronnie Jenkins
- Tom Payne as Leon Micheaux
- Jill Hennessy as Jo
- Nick Nolte as Walter Smith