HOLLYWOOD PARK -
nears the finish line!
Autumn Meet – November 7 through December 22
DECEMBER 22 - Track will be demolished.
1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, California 90301-4197
In May 2013, track officials announced Hollywood Park, located just south of Los Angeles, will close its doors for good in December 2013 to make way for a mixed-use development including retail stores, a movie theater and condos. The decision puts an end to one of the most storied tracks in American horse racing, the place where Seabiscuit won the track’s inaugural Gold Cup 75 years ago and where bets like the “exacta” and “Pick Six” that have become mainstays of racing today were first introduced.
“We are talking about a track with an incredible amount of history and tradition,” said Alan Balch, head of the California Thoroughbred Trainers Association, which represents horse owners and breeder. “It’s a sad development for many people who have so many memories there.”
The track, once a playground for old Hollywood, was founded in 1938 by studio head Jack Warner, who enlisted early investors like Walt Disney, singer Al Jolson, actor Bing Crosby and producer Samuel Goldwyn. But the days when studios sent young talent to the track to be photographed and spotted by gossip magazines have long faded, replaced by a less-glamorous era where horse racing has struggled to maintain its allure in an environment less about the sport of racing and more about gambling.
Supporters of Hollywood Park, including the owners and trainers of the nearly 2,000 horses that are stabled on its grounds year-round, appealed to the The Hollywood Park Land Co. to reconsider, but it didn’t happen. In May, Jack Liebau, the track’s president, sent a letter to the California Horse Racing Board stating it would not request any racing dates for 2014 and announced the track would be demolished after Dec. 22, it’s final racing date of the year.
Box 369, Inglewood, California 90306-0369
Important Phone Numbers and Contacts
Switchboard: (310) 419-1500
Publicity/Press Box: (310) 419-1535; Fax (310) 672-9005
Group Events: (310) 419-1529
Racing Office: (310) 419-1684; Fax (310) 672-4664
Vice President Racing – Martin Panza
Racing Secretary – Dan Eidson
Horsemens’ Liaison – Sandy King 310.419.1684
Horsemen’s Bookkeeper – Dawn Jackson 310.419.1644; Fax 310. 677.4103
Horsemen’s Paymaster Account Statements
Marketing: (310) 419-1549; Fax (310) 673-9889
Simulcast Coordinator: Paul Porter (858) 792-4232
Track Photographer: Benoit & Associates (310) 419-1635
Los Alamitos approved to run daytime Thoroughbred racing in 2014
The request by representatives of Los Alamitos Race Course for the allocation of daytime Thoroughbred race dates for 2014 and 2015 has been unanimously approved by the California Horse Racing Board. Los Alamitos five weeks of daytime Thoroughbred racing consisting of two weeks in the summer from July 3 through July 13 and three weeks in the winter from December 4 through December 21. The racetrack will be expanded to one mile.
30th Year Anniversary Breeders' Cup
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Belmont Stakes 2013
Belmont Stakes 2013
2013 Belmont Stakes Winner - Palace Malice
Preakness Stakes 2013 (G1),
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Purse: $1,000,000; 1 3/16 miles
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey Gary Stevens
Kentucky Derby 2013
Congratulations! Willie Martinez
Trinniberg sprang an upset in the $1.5 million Sprint at 13-1 odds, extending the streak of long-shot winners on the second day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Willie Martinez, Trinniberg ran 6 furlongs in 1 minute, 7.98 second and paid $29.40 for the win by three-quarters of a length on Saturday.
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Winning trainer - Jorge Periban
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