Tom Keller

'Luck' Creator Milch Guest on Talkin' Horses

Creator of series to discuss show and horse industry during Feb. 21 podcast.

David Milch, creator of the HBO series “Luck,” will discuss the highly acclaimed show during an appearance on’s "Talkin’ Horses" podcast that will air online at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

In a frank question and answer session, Milch will discuss the first season of “Luck” as well as offer a glimpse at the second season, which begins filming Feb. 20. Milch will also address criticism of “Luck” from within the horse industry, things that might have been done differently during the first season, the issue of how horses used on the show were treated, and his experiences within the horse industry as a gambler and owner.

Milch, who has owned two Breeders’ Cup winners, is the creator of smash hits such as “NYPD Blue”, “Hill Street Blues”, and “Deadwood.”

“Luck,” which is centered primarily at Santa Anita and stars such actors as Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, and Dennis Farina, airs on Sunday nights. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of horse racing, including owners, trainers, jockeys, and gamblers. Retired Hall of Fame jockey and current HRTV analyst Gary Stevens is also among the cast members.

Milch will be interviewed by Tom LaMarra, news editor of The Blood-Horse, and Ron Mitchell, online managing editor for and moderator of the monthly podcasts.

The 'Talkin’ Horses' segment of Feb. 21 will also include analysis by Jason Shandler, a staff writer with The Blood-Horse who co-hosts “That Handicapping Show” and "Triple Crown Talk" at In addition to previewing upcoming races, Shandler will also recap the Feb. 18 scheduled return of 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Animal Kingdom  and the three Derby preps that will be run over the weekend.