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March 21, 1985
Undercover city police working with state narcotics agents arrested 11 men and four juveniles in a two-day operation aimed at drug dealers in the Lockhaven neighborhood, near the Hollywood Park race track and the Forum. The state agents mingled with numerous people seeking to buy cocaine or marijuana on 102nd and 104th streets and in the Dixon-Darby area.
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SPORTS
July 5, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Today's $750,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park, the headliner among four graded stakes races offering purses totaling $2.1 million, has a bit of everything. The 1 1/4 -mile turf test for 3-year-old fillies has four European invitees -- Annie Skates and Zaskar from England, Caribbean Sunset from Ireland and Satan's Circus from France. The race has connections to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown.
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BUSINESS
December 10, 1990 | From United Press International
Hollywood Park Suit, Countersuit: Texas millionaire R. D. Hubbard, engaged in a battle for control of Hollywood Park race track, filed suit against the company that manages the track, charging that its board made false and misleading statements about his takeover efforts. Hollywood Park Operating Co. retaliated with a separate federal suit against Hubbard aimed at stopping his proxy fight.
SPORTS
February 7, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The passing of Propositions 94-97, which give four Indian tribes a stronger hold on gambling in the state, was a blow to Hollywood Park, but not a knockout punch. "We will continue to run the business of horse racing at Hollywood Park as though it will be carried on indefinitely," said Jack Liebau, the president of the Inglewood facility as well as sister track Bay Meadows in Northern California. "We're not going to run it as a lame-duck track. And we will apply for race dates in 2009."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1998
As mayor of Inglewood, I was surprised and disappointed by Frank del Olmo's Jan. 12 commentary concerning the effort to bring NFL football back to the Los Angeles area. While devoting most of his commentary to a blistering criticism of the NFL, Del Olmo also manages to attack Inglewood, most of the cities where NFL football is played and Hollywood Park Race Track and its CEO, R.D. Hubbard. Hubbard's record in the gaming industry is spotless. In any event, the proposed stadium would not be built, owned or operated by Hollywood Park.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1986 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood Park has disclosed that it received--and rejected--a buyout offer of $35 a share, or about $135 million. The Inglewood-based horse racing and real estate concern said the price, which is about 20% above its current stock market price, was "inadequate." Directors of the track operating firm and its twin real estate entity, whose stock is traded over the counter as a single entity, "decided not to pursue" the proposal from an "investment group" that it did not identify. Marjorie L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Proposed legislation that would allow Hollywood Park Race Track to own and operate a card club has drawn strong opposition from the state attorney general, throwing into doubt a project that Inglewood officials see as their best hope to generate much-needed tax revenues. Two proposals, if approved, would fundamentally change state gaming law and bring California "one step closer" to legalized, large-scale types of gambling, according to a three-page letter from Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office.
NEWS
November 28, 1985 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents raided Hollywood Park race track early Wednesday--with the consent of owner Marjorie L. Everett--and arrested 62 suspected illegal alien grooms and stable employees. The raid, part of a continuing campaign by the INS to crack down on horse trainers in Southern California who hire illegal aliens, marked the first time that a race track owner has voluntarily opened a facility to immigration agents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1985 | NANCY SKELTON, Times Staff Writer
California's lottery director will seek legal opinion to determine whether Hollywood Park race track should be granted a license to sell lottery tickets in light of disclosures that Lottery Commission Chairman Howard E. Varner owns $42,000 worth of stock in the Inglewood facility, it was learned Friday. "We actually don't know whether (the track's application to sell lottery tickets) will be granted at this time," lottery Director M. Mark Michalko said through a spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood Park Race Track will try to become a landlord rather than a card club owner and operator now that Gov. Pete Wilson has blocked a bid by the Inglewood track to get its own card club license. Wilson on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the park, a publicly traded corporation, to apply for a card club license. Under California law, only individuals, not corporations with thousands of anonymous stockholders, may hold card club licenses.
SPORTS
December 7, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
R.D. Hubbard, who ran Hollywood Park from 1991 to 1999 as the Inglewood racetrack's chairman, says he has been back only once in the past four or five years. And he won't be there Saturday, either, even though one of his horses, Spring House, is a contender in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup. Hubbard will be in Lexington, Ky., through the weekend for Breeders' Cup meetings, but he says he will watch the race on TVG.
SPORTS
July 3, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Thanks to a four-day carry-over of more than $3.2 million, Hollywood Park shattered the North American record for a total pick-six pool Monday. A total of $7,596,347 was bet into the pick six Monday, making the total pool $10,870,852, easily eclipsing the record of $7,303,848 set March 3, 2004, at Santa Anita. That figure was reached after the Arcadia track had a three-day carry-over of $1,413,136. When all was said and done, there were 13 winning tickets worth $576,064.40 apiece.
SPORTS
July 2, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski
Thanks to another rash of surprises in the pick six, Hollywood Park today will have a record carry-over of $3,274,505. There has not been a perfect ticket in the pick six for the last four racing days, and it's only the second time in track history there has been a carry-over of that length. The first came Nov. 17-20, 1988. It is possible Hollywood Park could set a North American record for the largest pick six pool if an amount similar to what was bet Sunday is bet this afternoon.
SPORTS
June 9, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Back on his home turf, Lava Man will try to keep his California winning streak going in the $300,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap today at Hollywood Park. A winner of his last nine starts in the state where he was born, the 6-year-old Slew City Slew gelding will have seven opponents when he seeks his second consecutive win in the Whittingham, a Grade I at 1 1/4 miles on turf.
SPORTS
May 26, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The first two Grade I races of Hollywood Park's spring-summer season arrive Monday. Older fillies and mares will get together for the $300,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on turf before several top milers get together in the $300,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile, which is also on grass. Named in honor of the champion mare of 1968, the Gamely has been won a record six times by trainer Bobby Frankel and the Hall of Famer will be well represented again.
SPORTS
May 14, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Showing some versatility in her first collaboration with young jockey Joe Talamo, Ashley's Kitty, a 17-1 shot, became a graded stakes winner Sunday at Hollywood Park. Rallying from well off the pace, the 3-year-old Tale Of The Cat filly got the lead in the final eighth of a mile, then held off the surge of favored Silver Swallow to win the $111,000 Railbird by a nose. The final time for the seven furlongs was 1:22.80.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood Park Race Track is within a nose of winning its fight to open a card club, following the passage this week of state legislation designed to allow the Inglewood track to obtain a California gaming license. The Assembly's approval Tuesday of the bill, which needs Gov. Pete Wilson's signature to become law, sent Hollywood Park stock, as well as the spirits of local officials, soaring.
SPORTS
July 7, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
California horse racing announced Wednesday that it had had enough. It had sat quietly at the dinner table for too long. It was time to pound its fists and knock over the salad. In a news conference called to announce the sale of the venerable Hollywood Park race track, two men who have spent a lifetime conducting business with quiet, understated dignity became Howard Beale in the movie "Network." They were mad as hell and they weren't going to take it anymore.
NEWS
November 9, 2006 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
HORSE racing is often referred to as the sport of kings. And when Hollywood Park was built in 1938, it served as the playground to L.A.'s version of royalty, with Walt Disney, Al Jolson, Ronald Colman, Irene Dunne, Samuel Goldwyn and Bing Crosby among the 600 original shareholders. Today, though, Hollywood Park is a playground for those in search of the American dream -- or at least a cheap diversion on a Saturday afternoon.
SPORTS
November 1, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
A new era in California racing begins today with the start of Hollywood Park's autumn meet. Gone is the traditional dirt surface, replaced by a synthetic surface known as Cushion Track. All major thoroughbred venues in the state have been mandated by the California Horse Racing Board to switch to a synthetic surface of some kind by the start of 2008. The arrival of Cushion Track has prompted some optimism heading into the 36-day season in Inglewood.
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