May 14, 1987
Heavily favored Laguna Native, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, opened a long lead early and held on to win by a head in the $24,000 feature race for 3-year-olds Wednesday at Hollywood Park. Contact Game, ridden by Chris McCarron, finished second, four lengths in front of Mountaincamellia, ridden by Fernando Toro. Laguna Native covered 1 1/16 miles on the turf course in 1:41 2/5 and paid $4.20, $3 and $2.40. Contact Game returned $4.80 and $3.20, and Mountaincamellia paid $2.40 to show.
May 30, 1993 |
Exchange, who won three consecutive races at Santa Anita after finishing second in her first start of the year, is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the $165,200 Gamely Handicap today at Hollywood Park. Rested since her close victory over Trishyde in the Santa Barbara Handicap on April 4, the 5-year-old Explodent mare has two victories in three Hollywood Park grass starts and has won 12 of 20 races overall. Laffit Pincay will ride the 123-pound highweight.
November 20, 1997 |
Hollywood Park Inc. said it hired investment banker Morgan Stanley & Co. to help evaluate proposals from other groups as it seeks a special tax status that could make it an attractive partner or buyout candidate. The Inglewood-based operator of racetracks, hotels and casinos is trying to regain its status as a real estate investment trust that can also operate businesses other than real estate. There are only four other so-called paired-share REITs.
October 1, 1991 |
Despite opposition from Marje Everett, the track's former chief executive officer, shareholders of Hollywood Park approved a reorganization plan Monday that will merge the company's two corporations. With a vote of 70% of the shares needed, the merger passed with 2% to spare. Hollywood Park Operating Co. and Hollywood Park Realty Enterprises now become one entity, Hollywood Park Inc. Previously, shares in the two companies had been paired on the stock exchange.
July 1, 2011 |
It's going to be a busy final three weeks of the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting, with major stakes races each weekend, starting Saturday with two Grade I stakes, the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile on the turf and the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap at seven furlongs. Next Saturday, July 9, is the $500,000 Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup, followed by the $250,000 Grade I American Oaks Handicap on July 16. One obstacle to the final weekend on July 16-17 is that it takes place when a 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway will be closed between the 10 freeway and the Sepulveda Pass.
April 20, 2010 |
Hollywood Park opens its 71st spring-summer meeting Wednesday, with a scaled-down 60-day schedule that will feature the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on July 10, plus six other Grade I races. The schedule will follow the normal Wednesday-through-Sunday format, but will make exceptions on six Thursdays, prompted by the slow economy. The track will be open for simulcasts only this Thursday, and on April 29, June 3, July 1, July 8 and July 15. Besides the Gold Cup day, which also includes the $250,000, Grade I Triple Bend Handicap, the track's largest wagering days are likely to be the three simulcast days of Triple Crown racing — the May 1 Kentucky Derby in Louisville, the May 15 Preakness in Baltimore and the June 5 Belmont in New York.
June 25, 1988
Irish-bred Choritzo, making her U.S. debut at the longest distance of her career, took the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to go and drew off for a 1 1/2-length victory Friday in the featured eighth race at Hollywood Park. Trained by Darrell Vienna and ridden at 114 pounds by Eddie Delahoussaye, the 4-year-old filly covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41 1/5 and paid $21.80, $10.40 and $5.20. Marion's Courage returned $11.20 and $4.80, and favored Glamorous Beau paid $2.