'Luck' is cancelled
HBO is canceling its horse racing series “Luck” following the death of a third horse during the production of the series that starred Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.
During season-one filming, two horses were hurt during racing scenes and euthanized. HBO defended its treatment of the animals, saying it’s worked with the humane association and racing industry experts to implement safety protocols that exceed film and TV industry standards.
Critics charge the horses were drugged to make them race longer hours.