S1 E3: The House Is Condemned: 9/2/20
A trip to the breeding farms of Kentucky where the fastest horses in the world are made, but not without also passing on the dangerous defects in their blood. All of this will lead to us examine the question: What is the future of horse racing?
S1 E2: Inheritance: 9/2/20
A look into the history of thoroughbred horse racing in America from the family dynasties that rose during the Industrial Revolution all the way through the 20th century, when a possible murder changed all of this from a sport to a business.
S1 E1: When A Horse Dies: 9/2/20
An examination of the 49 dead horses at Santa Anita. This episode examines the theories into what happened and the effect it has all had on the people who live and work at the track.
Season 1 Trailer: Bloodlines: 8/31/20
Between July 2018June 2019, 49 horses died at the Santa Anita race track in Southern California. The story of the dead horses spread from the trade publications to The New York Times to Good Morning America until journalists, politicians, and DA investigators started to ask: should American horse racing still exist? From ESPN Investigates, Bloodlines examines horse racings current existential crisis. How did horse racing go from Americas most popular sport to a game driven by returns on investment? How have decades of breeding for races changed the horses themselves? And what might the dead horses at one track mean for the future of horse racing?
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