Subject: HBO Investigates Slaughter Of Thoroughbred Horses HBO investigates horse slaughter watch it May 12th. For Immediate Release May 5, 2008 REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL INVESTIGATES THE SLAUGHTER OF THOROUGHBRED HORSES FOR PROFIT, Winner of 20 Sports Emmys in 13 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 134th edition debuts MONDAY, MAY 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Other HBO playdates: May 12 (5:55 a.m.), 13 (7:00 p.m.), 16 (8:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 18 (8:00 a.m.), 22 (1:00 p.m., midnight), 24 (11:30 a.m.), 28 (4:30 p.m.) and 31 (4:40 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: May 17 (1:30 p.m.), 20 (6:15 p.m., 2:30 a.m.), 23 (3:00 p.m.), 25 (7:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:00 a.m., 12:05 a.m.), and June 2 (5:00 p.m.) HBO On Demand availability: May 19-June 9 Segments include: *Hidden Horses. Few casual horse racing fans are aware that many former racing horses are slaughtered for profit. When a thoroughbred race horse reaches the end of its career or is simply no longer profitable on the track, it is often taken directly to auction and sold for meat. Because horse slaughter is no longer practiced in this country, these thoroughbreds are now being shipped by "killer buyers" to slaughterhouses abroad, which are frequently less regulated and less humane than former U.S. slaughterhouses. REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL 2 Correspondent Bernard Goldberg, who recently won the 2008 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Journalism for his 2007 REAL SPORTS story on the NFL concussion crisis, traces the disturbing journey many of these young and healthy horses take from the track, to auctions, to slaughterhouses, and finally to the plates of European and Japanese diners who pay top dollar for the delicacy. Producer: Joe Perskie.