Necropsy results from horses killed in HBO series “Luck” may result in charges

Racehorse Stall Accident

Vickery Eckhoff, writing for Forbes, states: HBO may be “heartbroken” about the demise of “Luck” but if Matthew Chew, Heidi Agnic, DVM, and David Milch are found to have violated any laws, they may have plenty more to cry about. Necropsy reports and eyewitness accounts reveal that recently cancelled HBO series "Luck" ran old, unfit,… Continue reading Necropsy results from horses killed in HBO series “Luck” may result in charges

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

Horse injured and euthanized on the set of “Luck”

DENVER, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the April 30, 2010, filming of the new HBO series pilot, Luck, a racehorse stumbled following a short race sequence and fell on its shoulder, causing a severe fracture. The two veterinarians on the scene deemed the condition inoperable and determined that the most humane course of action was… Continue reading Horse injured and euthanized on the set of “Luck”