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Hollywood Park


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History

Hollywood Park, which was designed by Arthur Froehlich; a renowned racecourse architect, opened it doors in 1938. During the Second World War, the racecourse was closed and used for storage and the grandstand and clubhouse were ruined by fire in 1949 and had to be completely rebuilt. Hollywood Park reopened in 1950.

Shortly before the first Breeders Cup race was run, Hollywood Park increased the race track was by a quarter of a mile. Hollywood Park also hosted the Breeders Cup in 1987 and again in 1997. The first horse ever to win a million dollar race was Citation in 1951 and in 1999, Laffit Pincay Jr broke Bill Shoemaker's record for most race wins by a single jockey.

A portion of the land owned by the racecourse was sold to property developers who started a new housing development called the Inglewood Renaissance in 2005.

Facilities

The Hollywood Park complex is built on roughly 240 acres. The main track is 1 and 1/8th of a mile long, the infield turf course is a 1 mile oval and the training track is half a mile long. The garden paddock which has a walking ring is located just beyond the grandstand. There are 18 barns on site, (about 670 stalls in total), 216 feed rooms and 619 tack rooms. An equine hospital which is operated on a non-profit basis is also on site.

Seating for 10 000 is available at Hollywood Park.

In September 2006 a new Cushion Track surface was laid in line with the new California Horse Racing Boards regulations.

Hollywood Park - Notable Races

Hollywood Gold Cup

American Oaks Invitational

Hollywood Derby

Matriarch Stakes

CashCall Futurity

Citation Handicap

Dahlia Handicap

Cat's Cradle Handicap

Generous Stakes

Hollywood Prevue Stakes


Hollywood Park - Contact Details

Hollywood Park can be found at 1050 South Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, California. The 24 hour switchboard number is +13104191500. Customer Services can be emailed on customerservice@hollywoodpark.com.

The racecourse is only 3 miles from Las Angeles Airport and a short journey from Beverly Hills and other beachside areas.


Hollywood Park - Betting

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