Betfair Hollywood Park

December 23, 2013
The fact that Hollywood Park meant so much to so many people for 75 years seemed lost on an ownership that has been marking time until the economy turned around just enough to pull the plug.
December 13, 2013
The people behind the leading contenders in the large field of 2-year-olds suiting up for Saturday’s $750,000 CashCall Futurity have at least one thing going for them. There is no Mike Pegram colt in the mix.
December 12, 2013
It was a big deal at the time, my first trip to Hollywood Park, but not so much because of where I was going with my dad but who we were going to see that summer afternoon.
Shakespeare was right – parting really can be such sweet sorrow. And sometimes, the pain of it can broadside you when you least expect it. That surely is the case today as I bid sentimental adieu to a place I’d long viewed as unlovable, garish, and ...
November 29, 2013
Chad Brown has sent two fillies to California from his New York base for Sunday's Grade 1 Matriarch – the recent Athenia Stakes winner Pianist and First Lady Stakes runner-up Dayatthespa. Pianist, a daughter of More Than Ready, is making her first ...
November 28, 2013
It’s a melancholy job, and it could get to a person if they let it – dwelling on the last running of the Hollywood Gold Cup, the last Californian, the last in a long line of historic Hollywood Derbies. But somebody has to be in charge of spreading the ...
July 10, 2013
Providing a celebrity caller cover in a $10,000 claimer demeans the horses and their people as part of a disposable sideshow. The use of a guest caller also courts humiliating disaster, given the long list of potentially horrific "what-ifs" that lurk ...
July 04, 2013
Saturday’s final running of the Hollywood Gold Cup has fans and media scrambling for the misty-eyed reminiscences, and there are plenty, from the three-peats of Native Diver and Lava Man, to the isolated splendor of Ack Ack and Cigar, to the inspiring ...
June 21, 2013
In case someone failed to notice, a war of attrition has been quietly declared on a fundamental pillar of the Thoroughbred racing business in these United States. The claiming game is under attack, as witnessed by rules changes in major jurisdictions ...
June 20, 2013
It has been awhile since the rest of the country has taken particular notice regarding what happens in the Hollywood Oaks, which is pretty sad for an event that has been won by Miz Clementine, Straight Deal, Turkish Trousers, Fran’s Valentine, Hidden ...