CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday took action aimed at allowing the Hollywood Park Casino card club to stay in business even though its investors also own shares of a Las Vegas casino. California rules prohibit those with investments in Las Vegas gambling operations from operating card clubs in this state. The Hollywood Park Casino, which is next to a horse-racing track, is owned by public pension plan investors Stockbridge Capital Group LLC, which also owns a share of the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, a venue that is closed but scheduled to reopen next year after a restoration.
July 15, 2013 |
Betfair Hollywood Park contains special memories for trainer Tom Proctor, who remembers being 16 and standing in the winner's circle in 1972 after Convenience, the mare his father Willard trained, won a memorable winner-take-all match race against Typecast in front of 53,575. It was only fitting that Proctor was back in the winner's circle Sunday on the final day of the last spring-summer meeting at the Inglewood track after his 5-year-old mare, Marketing Mix, won the $100,250 Sunset Handicap by one length over defending champion Dhaamer.
July 7, 2013 |
At least super horse Game On Dude gave a sad day at Betfair Hollywood Park a grand finale. At least when the bulldozers start doing their work in January, those in Saturday's crowd of 6,493 for the 74th — and last — Hollywood Gold Cup, will have their memories. And yes, if you know anything about horse racing in Southern California, you know that an attendance figure of 6,493 for a $500,000 Grade I race with the reputation and history of the Hollywood Gold Cup is a disgrace.
July 5, 2013 |
All things considered, Craig Lewis should be spending his days alongside a jury box, not a racing rail. He should be doing battle with Mark Geragos, not Bob Baffert. Lewis is much happier in boots and jeans than coat and tie. As a student at Cal, he did fine with the books, but never stopped loving the barns. And so, on Saturday, when they go to the post for the 74th, and last, Hollywood Gold Cup at Betfair Hollywood Park, the veteran trainer who was once called "College Boy" by his venerable peer, Warren Stute, will be right where he always wanted to be. In the midst of a big horse race.
June 7, 2013 |
As sweet summer approaches with sunny days and soaring temperatures, so does the 2013 L.A. Pride Celebration in West Hollywood Park at San Vicente Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. The annual party, by and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, presents a rainbow of choices for entertainment seekers of all stripes. Whether you want to dance your face off to electronic music, soak up a more serene vibe in a "sober oasis" at Bill's Cafe or simply watch the joyful parade, here is your guide to gay pride this weekend.
June 6, 2013 |
In honor of its 75th anniversary, Betfair Hollywood Park will offer a series of 75-cent pricing activities on June 15. General admission, programs, hot dogs and sodas will cost 75 cents the entire day. Beer will be offered at the reduced price for 75 minutes, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Post time is 1 p.m. and gates will open at 9:55 a.m. The feature race will be the Grade I $250,000 Vanity Handicap for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles....