Variety reports that Retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens (Seabiscuit) was recently cast in HBO's Luck.

Stevens is going to play a down-and-out jockey who tries to make a comeback.

David Milch, Carolyn Strauss and Michael Mann (who is directing the pilot) are all producing Luck. Production is slated to begin in a few weeks. Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina have already been cast in the show.

Stevens was a regular on the Southern California racing circuit for three decades. During that time he won the Kentucky Derby three times. He also contributes to racing coverage for NBC Sports.

Evan Jacobs