NBCSN to Televise ‘Riders Up’ Documentary on First North American Sports Bubble at Santa Anita

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“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.

Click here for more information on Santa Anita Park or here for more information on “Riders Up.”

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