July 30, 2002 |
In a settlement agreement announced Monday, the Indiana Gaming Commission has fined casino and racetrack executive R.D. Hubbard $750,000 and his company, Pinnacle Entertainment of Glendale, $2.25 million in reaction to a golf tournament last year at which high-rollers were entertained by at least eight imported women who have been labeled prostitutes.
July 27, 2002 |
After an executive shakeup at Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., formed three years ago in the aftermath of the sale of Hollywood Park to Churchill Downs, the Glendale-based gaming company may face sanctions Monday at a meeting of the Indiana Gaming Commission. R.D. Hubbard, a prominent owner and breeder of thoroughbreds who led a proxy fight that resulted in the ouster of Marje Everett as chairman of Hollywood Park in 1991, has resigned as chairman of Pinnacle and begun a divestiture of his stock.
March 5, 1999 |
Randall Dee Hubbard was born and raised in Smith Center, Kan., (Pop: 2,000), helped in his family's ice house until he ventured out to work wheat fields from Texas to North Dakota, played a little junior college basketball, then took a steady job as a junior high coach and teacher in Towanda, Kan., for $3,200 a year. Two years later, he became a salesman for a glass company in Wichita because the pay was better. Was it ever! Within 20 years, R.D.
April 24, 1998 |
Sixty years ago, the big horses at Hollywood Park were Seabiscuit, on his way to a horse-of-the-year title, and Lawrin, the recent winner of the Kentucky Derby. On that first opening day--June 10, 1938--Barbara Stanwyck, so good in "Stella Dallas" the year before, presented the feature-race trophy in the winner's circle.
April 20, 1996 |
It's a mile into the marathon, and if Los Angeles is to get professional football back, it does not look to happen in record time. Dodger owner Peter O'Malley continues to plod on as the early leader, while Hollywood Park and the Walt Disney Co. appear winded. The Seattle Seahawks, looking to take a shortcut as the Los Angeles Whatevers, have been sent home.
December 18, 1995 |
R.D. Hubbard, Hollywood Park chairman, said this week he is closing in on a deal that will return the NFL to Los Angeles in time for the 1996 season. Hubbard said he spoke last week with four different team owners who wish to move here, and he said the NFL has already given its blessing in some cases. "I really don't think we're fighting an uphill battle," Hubbard said. "I really, purely believe that we've got the only alternative to bringing football back to L.A. We're going to do it.