|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.
|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
Cat's Cradle Handicap
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
The racecourse is only 3
miles from Las Angeles Airport and a short journey from Beverly
Hills and other beachside areas.
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