HRTV PROGRAMMING NOTE:
With the 75th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on tap this Saturday, HRTV (R) will present two special programs on Thursday,
highlighting a pair of memorable runnings of the 'Big Cap.
The first hour show, set for 9 p.m. ET, will be a re-broadcast of the 1982 running of the 'Big Cap, which featured much-talked-about disqualification
of Perrault, resulting in the legendary John Henry being placed first. The On-TV broadcast, which included training great D. Wayne Lukas providing
commentary, will be shown in its entirety.
Following that show (at 10 p.m. ET), HRTV will offer an "encore" presentation of its Big 'Cap coverage from last March that featured another extraordinary finish. With jockey Chantal Sutherland aboard, Game On Dude survived a stretch battle, and lengthy inquiry, to defeat Setsuko by a nose. (Sutherland became the first female jockey to win the Big 'Cap.)
Adding to the intrigue, both Game On Dude and Setsuko are expected to be in Saturday's field.