Hall of Fame jockey cast in HBO horseracing series

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is getting back in the saddle for HBO’s “Luck.”

Stevens, who co-starred in Gary Ross’ “Seabiscuit,” will play a down-and-out jockey who attempts to make a comeback, both personally and professionally.

“Luck” is exec produced by David Milch, Carolyn Strauss and Michael Mann, who is directing the pilot. Production is set to begin in a few weeks. Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina have already been cast.

Stevens, a regular on the Southern California racing circuit for three decades, won the Kentucky Derby three times. He contributes to racing coverage for NBC Sports.

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