NBCSN to Televise ‘Riders Up’ Documentary on First North American Sports Bubble at Santa AnitaPop Culture
“Riders Up,” a 30-minute documentary film depicting Santa Anita Park's successful creation of North America’s first sports bubble amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, will premiere on NBCSN on Friday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. ET.
The original film was created and shot by the Hennegan Brothers. A second airing of the documentary will take place on NBCSN on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET, preceding the live broadcast of the 145th Preakness Stakes on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET, according to an announcement from 1/ST.
“Riders Up” highlights how the horse-racing 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.