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November 30, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
The fight for control of Hollywood Park moved to the next stage Thursday when R.D. Hubbard, owner of race tracks in Kansas and New Mexico, sent an eight-page letter to stockholders calling for the removal of Marje Everett as chief executive officer. Hubbard's mailing came hours after filing a joint proxy and consent statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by law.
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November 7, 2013 | Paresh Dave
With only seven horses racing and Seattle Slew the clear favorite, many of the 68,000 people at Hollywood Park thought they had a sure bet picking him to finish among the top three. Yet, few cheers boomed out for Seattle Slew at the finish line that summer day in 1977. The just-anointed Triple Crown winner had been embarrassed in the Swaps Stakes, finishing fourth, 16 lengths behind J.O. Tobin. Some considered it the biggest disappointment in Hollywood Park's history -- until this year, when racetrack owners announced the autumn meet that begins Thursday would be the last season in Hollywood Park's 75-year run. Named by its film industry founders, Hollywood Park began as a glitzy oasis in Inglewood for both the rich and those hoping to strike it rich.
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BUSINESS
October 31, 1986 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI and MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writers and
R. D. Hubbard is a man who likes to take chances on the future. He did it when he forged two nearly bankrupt companies together to form what is now the nation's fourth-largest glassmaker, AFG Industries in Irvine. And he's done it at the race track, where's he's built an impressive stable of quarter horse winners. Now he may be doing it with Lear Siegler, the Santa Monica aerospace conglomerate.
SPORTS
November 21, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski
R.D. Hubbard, the former chief executive officer at Hollywood Park and the current owner of Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico, and his partnership have been granted a license by the New Mexico State Racing Commission to build and operate a track and casino near Hobbs, N.M. Hobbs is in the southeast corner of the state, about five miles from the Texas border.
BUSINESS
October 31, 1986 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI and MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writers and
R. D. Hubbard is a man who likes to take chances on the future. He did it when he forged two nearly bankrupt companies together to form what is now the nation's fourth-largest glassmaker, AFG Industries in Irvine. And he's done it at the race track, where's he's built an impressive stable of quarter horse winners. Now he may be doing it with Lear Siegler, the Santa Monica aerospace conglomerate.
SPORTS
October 21, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
R.D. Hubbard, who is attempting to gain control of Hollywood Park, met with Marge Everett, chief operating officer of Hollywood Park, and members of the board of directors at a special meeting at Everett's home Friday night. Hubbard explained his proposal, which would give him control of the track, to the board and then left. Hubbard has stated that he would initiate a proxy fight to gain control of the track if he is not given control of the board of directors. Hubbard owns 9.
SPORTS
March 15, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
The partial sale of Los Alamitos Race Course to the quarter horse interests of Ed Allred and R.D. Hubbard was completed Wednesday night when Lloyd Arnold, the current owner, signed the final papers. All that remains, according to all parties, is "housekeeping paper work" that should be completed next week. Arnold and Chris Bardis agreed to selling half-interest in 125 acres of track property for $16.5 million. The half-interest is actually being sold to Quarter Racing Inc.
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
December 30, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for Marje Everett, who is facing possible removal as chief executive officer of Hollywood Park by mid-week, are seeking a preliminary injunction that would delay her ouster. In seeking the injunction, Everett's attorneys say that R.D. Hubbard, Harry Ornest and Tom Gamel, three of Hollywood Park's largest stockholders, have violated sections of the Securities and Exchange Act.
SPORTS
June 24, 1995 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES DEPUTY SPORTS EDITOR
Two weeks ago on a Friday night, Al Davis watched the end of the Orlando Magic-Houston Rocket NBA playoff game, fiddled around the house and drove to Hollywood Park. He arrived after 11 p.m. Racing stopped at 11:30 p.m. Davis and R.D. Hubbard, chairman of Hollywood Park, stayed much longer. When the meeting broke up in the early hours of the morning, the two shook hands and a deal was in place. Hubbard went home happy. Davis went home and thought about things.
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July 27, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 24, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 20, 1996 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
December 18, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS
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.
SPORTS
December 9, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are big, powerful and determined in their quest for success, and while the same could not be said for the Rams and Raiders in recent years, the game is on between Peter O'Malley and R.D. Hubbard for the return of professional football to Los Angeles.
NEWS
December 1, 1995 | MARK GLADSTONE and MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Energized by their successful recall of former Speaker Doris Allen, Assembly Republicans on Thursday converged on the desert near Palm Springs to begin crafting a conservative legislative agenda that they are tentatively describing as the "contract with California."
SPORTS
December 18, 1995 | T.J. SIMERS
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.
SPORTS
December 14, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
The current operators of Hollywood Park, embroiled in a bitter power struggle for control of the race track, have questioned the background of R.D. Hubbard in a letter to the California Horse Racing Board. Hubbard, the owner of race tracks in New Mexico and Kansas, has initiated a proxy fight to remove the current board of directors, including Chief Executive Officer Marje Everett.
SPORTS
June 24, 1995 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES DEPUTY SPORTS EDITOR
Two weeks ago on a Friday night, Al Davis watched the end of the Orlando Magic-Houston Rocket NBA playoff game, fiddled around the house and drove to Hollywood Park. He arrived after 11 p.m. Racing stopped at 11:30 p.m. Davis and R.D. Hubbard, chairman of Hollywood Park, stayed much longer. When the meeting broke up in the early hours of the morning, the two shook hands and a deal was in place. Hubbard went home happy. Davis went home and thought about things.
SPORTS
June 11, 1995 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Hollywood Park bigwig was there, including several with big wigs. Every politician from Inglewood was there, all bubbly, but what do you expect from guys carrying $35 million around a racetrack? Every clean water glass on the club level was there, one for each celebrant, lined up expectantly next to a dais, a party waiting to happen. Even Al Davis was there, although few saw him. He spent most of the afternoon in a meeting room behind a bar next to a betting window.
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