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December 22, 2013 |
After 75 years, Hollywood Park will host its final races Sunday before closing for good. Eleven races are scheduled for the track's final day, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending with the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds. The Inglewood racetrack, where Seabiscuit won the inaugural running of the Hollywood Gold Cup, has seen some of the greatest thoroughbreds in history race -- Citation, Swaps, Ack Ack, Native Diver, John Henry, Landaluce and Zenyatta, among them. PHOTOS: The long goodbye Formed in 1938 under the chairmanship of Jack L. Warner, of the Warner Bros.
November 3, 2010 |
The $750,000 CashCall Futurity, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, $250,000 Matriarch, $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Hollywood Starlet highlight a 31-day meet. Turf races and two championship races for 2-year-olds highlight the 31-day Hollywood Park autumn meet, which begins with a Thursday card at 7:05 p.m. There will be five Grade I events, three on the turf, for a meet that concludes Dec. 19. There are also early post times Friday and Saturday, 12:15 p.m. and 11:15 a.m., for the Breeders' Cup being held in Kentucky.
May 19, 2000 |
According to backstretch reports, trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Hollywood Park was searched Thursday by investigators for the California Horse Racing Board. Neither a board spokesman nor Baffert would confirm the search. Baffert is at Pimlico in Baltimore, preparing Captain Steve to run in Saturday's Preakness. "I have no comment about that," Baffert said when asked about the search.
May 16, 2009 |
Hollywood Park will switch from a five-day to a four-day racing week effective immediately, with no racing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, under a plan approved Friday by the California Horse Racing Board. Live racing will be conducted Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of a special Memorial Day program on Monday, May 25. The track was put in the embarrassing position last month of having to cancel a Thursday race card because there were not enough horses for eight races.
December 18, 1991 |
Rick Henson, general manager of Hollywood Park, is leaving the track to take a similar position with the Woodlands, a horse-greyhound track in Kansas City, Kan. R.D. Hubbard, chief executive officer of Hollywood Park, also operates the Woodlands. Rick Baedeker, who has been general manager of the Woodlands, is joining Hollywood Park as vice president of marketing.
April 26, 2012 |
The Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting began Thursday with a dramatic finish in the featured $72,350 Harry Henson Stakes for 3-year-olds going six furlongs. American Act, under jockey Rafael Bejarano, rallied from last in a field of six and, after badly drifting to the outside entering the stretch, came on to win by a nose over Senor Rain in a race switched to the cushion track from the turf because of rain. "He never showed signs of doing anything like that before," trainer Jack Carava said.