The video below is a featurette for HBO’s forthcoming series “Luck,” which follows the various aspects of the horse racing community. The cast is great: Dustin Hoffman plays the rich mob dude pulling strings, a bearded Nick Nolte is the washed-up old trainer, and various young up-and-comers play the jockeys, gambling addicts, and chicks taking their shirts off because it’s HBO.
The only downside is that the show is about stupid-ass horses. Man, do I hate horses. And I hate people who love horses. “Oh, they’re such beautiful animals!” Beautiful animals who get scared by paper flapping and will cleave your head in two with the pieces of metal nailed to their feet because they can’t walk around without hurting themselves. Ugh. Horses are assh*les.