November 30, 2009 |
They waved "Girl Power" posters. They sought autographs from the jockey, trainer and owner. And they cheered loudly as the queen of thoroughbred racing in California, the unbeaten Zenyatta, made an encore appearance Sunday at Hollywood Park in appreciation of her adoring fans. The 5-year-old mare who's 14 for 14 in her racing career and headed for retirement in Kentucky was paraded up and down the stretch after the seventh race before 9,814 people, the largest crowd of the 27-day autumn meeting.
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 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.
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.
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.
November 27, 2009
It's the biggest weekend of the 27-day Hollywood Park meeting, with three Grade I stakes as part of the track's three-day turf festival, culminating on Sunday when unbeaten Zenyatta will make an appearance after the seventh race, allowing fans to salute her before she heads off for retirement in Kentucky and breeding duties. The $300,000 Citation Handicap starts off the weekend festivities today at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, followed on Saturday by the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes at one mile on the turf.