Article: Horse racing drama “Luck” under scrutiny due to equine deaths during filming -


Definitely NOT the kind of publicity the thoroughbred industry need now…

Horse racing drama “Luck” under scrutiny due to equine deaths during filming -

Thoroughbred racing has been pulled into the mainstream again, this time by the HBO series “Luck.” The drama features an all-star cast including Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, and has received rave reviews since its debut last month. However, news of two horse deaths that occurred during filming is casting a shadow over the series.

According to the American Humane Association (AHA), which supervises animal action in films and television, the two incidents occurred months apart. One occurred during the filming of the pilot in April 2010 and the other happened during the filming of the seventh episode. Those two episodes do not carry the AHA’s “No animals were harmed” certification.

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  1. Posted July 14, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Alex . . we are really glad you bugroht up this issue, because the FHBPA, specifically, has taken dramatic steps in Thoroughbred retirement with the creation of Florida TRAC ( During the past two years, this -run charity has adopted over 300 horses an amazing accomplishment . . . it is supported by Thoroughbred horsemen in Florida, both racetracks and concerned people throughout the country. Right now, we are seeking foster homes for some of our horses and leads on adoptive homes. . . if you can provide this needed resource, we urge you to contact us today. We also ask you to speak up about any horse abuse or mistreatment you may see in non-racing settings, where many times, ignorance on horse care and proper treatment is rampant.

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