SoFi Stadium sits on land with a distant history of glamour

We are not glamourizing horse racing — simply telling a story from a glamorous time in the golden age of film making. Horse racing was for many years the biggest, most popular "sport" in the United States. Were the horses treated better then . . . . than they are today? Possibly. Probably. It is… Continue reading SoFi Stadium sits on land with a distant history of glamour

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

Woman explains why she came to Hollywood on horseback

Cross-posted from LAist By EMMA GALLEGOS CALIF. -- (Jan. 26, 2012) Hollywood has always loved a good story about a horseback journey, and that's been true for Karin Hauenstein, who I caught riding down Sunset Boulevard through traffic on Tuesday. She e-mailed LAist to let us know about her long journey from the Central Coast… Continue reading Woman explains why she came to Hollywood on horseback