HBO’s Luck has suspended filming with horses after a third horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday at Santa Anita Park during production of the hit drama.
“The horse was on her way back to the stall when she reared, flipped over backwards, and struck her head on the ground,” Dr. Gary Beck, a California Horse Racing Board veterinarian, said in a statement. The horse was later euthanized.
The first two horse deaths occurred in 2010 and 2011 during filming of the first season.
“We are also insisting that this stoppage remain in full effect pending a complete, thorough, and comprehensive investigation,” the American Humane Association said in a statement.