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‘Riders Up’ Documentary Featuring North America’s First Sports Bubble at Santa Anita Park to Premiere On NBCSN

‘Riders Up’ Documentary Featuring North America’s First Sports Bubble at Santa Anita Park to Premiere On NBCSN

1/ST announced today the television premiere of Riders Up, a 30-minute documentary film showcasing Santa Anita Park, and how the company’s premier Thoroughbred horse racetrack venue in Southern California successfully created North America’s first sports bubble amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The original film, created and shot by the Hennegan Brothers, has been formatted for television and will air on NBCSN on Friday, October 2 at 6 p.m. ET. A second airing of the documentary will take place on NBCSN on Saturday, October 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET, preceding the live broadcast of the 145th Preakness Stakes on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.   

Riders Up highlights how the horseracing community at Santa Anita Park came together within days of the original coronavirus pandemic lockdown to form a self-contained ecosystem that allowed hundreds of backstretch workers, jockeys, and essential racing personnel to keep the horses safe and active while protecting themselves, their livelihoods and the community.  

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