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January 14, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood Park is close to completing a deal to buy Pimlico Race Course, the home of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, and Pimlico's sister track in Laurel, Md., sources close to the sale said Thursday night. R.D. Hubbard, board chairman of Hollywood Park, could not be reached for comment, but Maryland sources said that the sale would leave the Inglewood track with an 80% equity interest in Pimlico and Laurel.
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January 14, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood Park is close to completing a deal to buy Pimlico Race Course, the home of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, and Pimlico's sister track in Laurel, Md., sources close to the sale said Thursday night. R.D. Hubbard, board chairman of Hollywood Park, could not be reached for comment, but Maryland sources said that the sale would leave the Inglewood track with an 80% equity interest in Pimlico and Laurel.
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June 23, 1989
Frank De Francis, owner of Pimlico and Laurel race tracks in Maryland, was listed in stable condition at a Miami hospital, where he is being treated for a heart attack. De Francis, 61, was flown by air ambulance to the Miami Heart Institute earlier this week after receiving initial treatment in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a hospital spokeswoman said. De Francis suffered a heart attack last Friday while on a business trip in Puerto Rico.
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April 15, 1990 | JOHN NELSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Kent Desormeaux was a record-setting jockey last year, at the top of his profession and basking in the warmth of a spotlight that rarely left him. He admits it: It got too easy back in Maryland. This year, he's just another kid jockey, trying to make it big at one of the biggest tracks in the world, and it's not so easy anymore. "In Maryland, we were big fish in -- well -- not a small sea, but a middle-sized sea," Desormeaux said. "Now . . .
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February 24, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE
Unsuccessful in acquiring two race tracks in Maryland last month, Hollywood Park had better luck in Arizona, as Chairman R.D. Hubbard announced Wednesday that the Inglewood track has signed a letter of intent to buy Turf Paradise in suburban Phoenix. Speaking from Phoenix, Turf Paradise Chairman Robert Walker confirmed the deal, which will involve an exchange of stock worth $33 million to the Arizona track's 1,700 shareholders.
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January 29, 1989 | VINNIE PERRONE, The Washington Post
Frank De Francis is the focus of most stories concerning Maryland's thoroughbred tracks. The president of Laurel and Pimlico is dynamic, innovative and his accessibility extends his visibility. But De Francis' behind-the-scenes associates -- headed by minority partners Bob and Tom Manfuso -- have played significant roles in patterning the resurgence of Maryland racing. "Our relationship is one of almost family," De Francis said. "They give me the benefit of their opinions and their views.
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