HBO sued over alleged horse deaths cover-up in Luck

Nick Nolte with racehorse in HBO show Luck. AP Photo/Gusmano Cesaretti

Cross-posted from MSN.com via The Hollywood Reporter WRITTEN BY ERIQ GARDNER One of television's strangest sagas in 2012 was the March cancellation of HBO's "Luck" after the horse racing drama starring Dustin Hoffman was attacked over the treatment of animals on set. The saga isn't quite over. Barbara Casey, who worked as the director of… Continue reading HBO sued over alleged horse deaths cover-up in Luck

HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death

Horses racing at Santa Anita during filming of HBO's series Luck. HBO image.

UPDATE: HBO Cancels "Luck". The Blood-Horse reports that HBO have now cancelled the series "Luck" due to racehorse deaths while filming. We understand that the AHA, there to monitor the handling of the horses, were at the mercy of the veterinarians hired to ensure the horses' safety. From what we make of it, these were… Continue reading HBO suspends filming with horses for its series “Luck” after third death

‘Luck’ bad for horses as two die in making of HBO series

Filming of HBO's Luck at Racetrack

The HBO television series "Luck", which focuses on gambling and other goings on in and around American horse racing, does not shy away from the breakdown and deaths of racehorses that in real life occurs all too often. However, in the making of this series, fact and fiction have become tragically mixed. Due to lack… Continue reading ‘Luck’ bad for horses as two die in making of HBO series

American Humane Association writes big check for Leachman horses

Colorado nonprofit writes big check for horse welfare Cross-posted from the Billings Gazette Written by JAN FALSTAD A nonprofit organization based in Colorado, the American Humane Association, donated $20,000 on Monday toward caring for as many as 700 of the James Leachman horses on private and Crow Reservation land east of Billings. And the U.S.… Continue reading American Humane Association writes big check for Leachman horses