Just read this interesting Daily Racing Form article about how the horses in HBO's racetrack series Luck are chosen and trained to be television stars. The show has been in the news because two horses have had to be put down, but this article moves beyond that sad fact to discuss details of filming, such as the ways in which trainers prepared horses to be filmed. (Waving a white towel in front of horse-actors in the gate mimicked close-up cameras, and each horse received a grade of A to F on how he dealt with like challenges.)
Kind of like an audition.
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