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Big 'Cap, Little TV

March 13, 2004

Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Could there be any clearer proof of horse racing's rapidly failing pulse than that the Santa Anita Handicap -- for decades one of the most important events on America's sports calendar, the revered Big 'Cap -- has been relegated to being televised on KDOC?

I don't mean to knock the dead, but KDOC is the Wally George Channel, for heaven's sake, and I'd wager most people don't even know how to find it. Even poker has become more important and accessible on TV than horse racing.

I'll bet Seabiscuit is rolling over in his grave.

Joel Rapp

Los Angeles

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