David Milch

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Tom Keller David Milch, the Thoroughbred horse owner who created the racetrack-themed dramatic series “Luck” that premiered on HBO Jan. 29, was the guest on Bloodhorse.com’s Talkin’ Horses podcast at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

“Luck,” which is centered primarily at Santa Anita and stars such actors as Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, and Dennis Farina, has garnered rave reviews and large audiences and has been renewed for a second season. The show, which airs on Sunday nights, offers a behind the scenes look at the world of horse racing, including owners, trainers, jockeys, and gamblers.

Milch, who has owned two Breeders’ Cup winners and is the creator of smash hits such as “NYPD Blue”, “Hill Street Blues”, and “Deadwood”, has called "Luck" his “love letter” to horse racing. Retired Hall of Fame jockey and current HRTV analyst Gary Stevens is also among the cast members on “Luck.”

In addition to the questions posed to Milch by Tom Lamarra, news editor of The Blood-Horse, and Ron Mitchell, online managing editor for Bloodhorse.com and moderator of the monthly podcasts, the Talkin’ Horses segment of Feb. 21 includes handicapping analysis by Jason Shandler, a staff writer with The Blood-Horse who co-hosts “That Handicapping Show” at Bloodhorse.com

Photo by Tom Keller

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