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By Press Release — 1/ST announced today the television premier 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 6:00pm ET. A second airing of the documentary will take place on NBCSN on Saturday, October 3 at 12:30pm ET, preceding the live broadcast of the 145th Preakness Stakes on NBC at 4:30pm 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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