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  • Holiday Feast of Racing Scheduled on TVG

    Viewers of the Television Games Network (TVG) can expect a real horseracing feast this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend as the network will present nine graded stakes races from the West to East Coast. Included are three grade I races, three grade II events and three grade III features, with live racing action from Hollywood Park, Churchill Downs, and Aqueduct.

  • Gulfstream BC Handicap winner Cetewayo among contenders in this weekend's Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Turf Cup Lures Big Field from Both Coasts

    Eleven older horses, including East Coast-based invaders Cetewayo and Rochester, have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT).

  • Recovering Delahoussaye Visits Backstretch

    Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, sidelined since sustaining injuries in a spill Aug. 30 at Del Mar, visited the Hollywood Park stable area for the first time this meeting Sunday with his wife, Juanita.

  • No Change in Hollywood Bet Cut-Off ... For Now

    Hollywood Park won't be getting special approval from the California Horse Racing Board to institute a new policy that would cut off wagering on its races at post time in time for its next racing day, which is Nov. 14.

  • Hollywood Park Seeks OK for Wagering Cutoff

    Hollywood Park officials expect the California Horse Racing Board to quickly approve wagering security steps announced earlier by its parent company, Churchill Downs, Inc., including a requirement to close all mutuel pools one minute before horses are loaded into the starting gate for each race.

  • Megahertz Seeks Rebound in Matiara

    Saturday's $125,000 Matiara Stakes at Hollywood Park will have a decidedly international feel to it, as seven of the 10 scheduled starters were bred outside the United States.

  • Julie Krone Back in the Winner's Circle

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone tasted her first victory in more than three years Thursday when she piloted Jade Vixen to an easy win in the eighth race at Hollywood Park.

  • California Race Calendar OK'd With Few Changes

    The California Horse Racing Board approved a 2003 racing calendar Thursday that is largely unchanged from 2002, including a 17-day fair meet at Fairplex Park in Pomona.

  • American Oaks Purse to be $750,000 in '03

    The purse for the American Oaks, the rich addition to Hollywood Park's 2002 spring/summer stakes schedule, will be boosted by $250,000 to $750,000 in 2003. The race will remain an invitational event.

  • Simulcast Coordination Woes Just Won't Go Away

    Simulcast television production and the problems inherent with post-time coordination were at the forefront Sept. 24 during second day of the three-day International Simulcasting Conference in Bal Harbor, Fla.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred industry...

  • Here and There

    Albarado honored...Upcoming race meets at Turfway, Hollywood, and Suffolk...Goldthorpe on his own.

  • Hollywood Park Handle, Attendance Spiral

    Hollywood Park finished its spring/summer meet Sunday with an 9.4% increase in on-track attendance and record averages for combined common pool handle ($10,599,015) and all sources handle ($11,136,784).

  • Sunset Brings Down Curtain on Hollywood Meet

    Continental Red hopes to run back to his winning ways in Sunday's Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, but to do so he will have to defeat a pair of Bobby Frankel runners, never an easy task. The 12-furlong Sunset will be the final stakes at the Hollywood meet that closes Sunday.

  • Mystery Horse Grammarian Arrives For Sunset

    Longshot Grammarian arrived from Kentucky on July 15 for his stakes debut in the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT), a 1 1/2-mile turf test on Hollywood Park's closing day program July 21.

  • Six Expected for Gold Cup

    Sunday's grade I at Hollywood Park is the first of 16 "Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships" broadcasts.

  • Megahertz Favored in Inaugural American Oaks

    Megahertz, the English-bred 3-year-old filly who has developed into a budding superstar for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, faces an international cast in Saturday's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

  • Hollywood's Holiday Stakes Lure Bulky Fields

    A competitive field has been entered for the $150,000 American Handicap, a grade II turf event July 4 at Hollywood Park. The holiday program includes the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes, a grade III event for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Hollywood Boycott Averted, But Problem Lingers

    After a second meeting of trainers and track officials, Hollywood Park on June 30 averted a threatened boycott of entries by trainers unhappy with soaring workers' compensation insurance costs.

  • Inesperado (5) passes Regiment en route to victory in the Cinema Handicap.

    Inesperado Closes for Cinema Handicap Win

    Trainer Bobby Frankel notched another stakes win Sunday when Inesperado closed from the back of the pack to win in the $182,600 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park. Under Kent Desormeaux, the French-bred son of Zayyani completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.63 on the firm turf.

  • Workers' Comp Crisis Leads to Entry-Box Boycott

    Trainers unhappy with soaring workers' compensation insurance costs refused to enter any horses for the July 3 races at Hollywood Park following a 90-minute meeting with Southern California racing association officials June 29.

  • Inaugural American Oaks Field Taking Shape

    Cyclorama, a leading turf filly in the East, was scheduled to be flown from New York on June 28 to join the cast for the inaugural $500,000 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 14-miles on the turf. The race will be run at Hollywood Park on July 6.

  • McCarron to Sign Memorabilia at Hollywood July 6

    Recently retired Hall of Fame rider Chris McCarron will be signing memorabilia at Hollywood Park on July 6 as part of a "Jockeys Across America" fundraiser for the Don McBeth Memorial Jockey Fund.

  • Cinema Action Features Inesperado

    Inesperado might feel more inspiration than usual when he lines up for the $200,000-added Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park Sunday.

  • Europeans Shipping For American Oaks

    European horses invited to the inaugural $500,000 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/4 miles on turf July 6 at Hollywood Park are expected to arrive Monday, according to Hollywood Park racing secretary Martin Panza.

  • McCarron and Came Home Easy Favorites in Affirmed Handicap

    Chris McCarron, whose mounts have earned more money than any jockey in history, seems destined to expand that figure on Sunday when he takes his last ride on Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) champion Came Home in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III).

  • Milwaukee Brew rallied to win the Californian.

    Hollywood Park Race Report: A Star Brewing

    If there was anyone who doubted Milwaukee Brew, they'd better think again. Proving his four-length romp in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in March wasn't a fluke but instead a sign, the brawny bay changed his tactics and still came up big on June 15, running down Bosque Redondo late to win the $500,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at nine furlongs.

  • Adoration, winning the Hollywood Oaks.

    Adoration Wins Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks

    Adoration and favored Saint Bernadette dueled for the lead around the second turn before Adoration gained a short lead in the stretch and held on to win Saturday's $266,800 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II) by a length at Hollywood Park.

  • Came Home Set for Affirmed After Sharp Work

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) sixth-place finisher Came Home will return to the races June 23 at Hollywood Park in the Affirmed Stakes (gr. III), the final local prep for the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. II) on July 14.

  • Startac, Sarafan Highlight Whittingham Field

    The Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) will be renewed Saturday at Hollywood Park, with two of the trainers with horses entered in the race having ties to the man for whom the race is named. Laura de Seroux, who was an exercise rider for the trainer from 1973-89, will saddle Startac, while Neil Drysdale, a Whittingham assistant for four years, sends out Sarafan.

  • Big 'Cap Winner Returns in Californian

    Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Milwaukee Brew returns to the races Saturday to face eight horses in the $500,000 Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park. The track offers three graded stakes for Saturday's card, which features a $1 million guaranteed pick six and a bobblehead doll giveaway.

  • Hollywood: Top Stakes, Pick Six, and Bobbleheads

    Hollywood Park will offer a stakes tripleheader worth $1.1 million in purses June 15. Along with a strong 10-race program, the Inglewood, Calif., racetrack will offer a pick six with a $1-million guaranteed pool and give away Bob Baffert bobblehead dolls.

  • Hollywood Park Race Report: Megakick

    That chestnut blur you saw zooming across the Hollywood turf on June 8 was Megahertz. Don't blink or you may miss her. So far, the 3-year-old daughter of Pivotal has been unstoppable since she first set foot on local shores, and her sniper-like triumph in the $164,050 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) suggests she just might run the stakes table this summer.

  • Graded Stakes Winner Futural Claimed at Hollywood Park

    Less than a year ago Futural won the grade I, $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup by 1 1/2 lengths before being disqualified and placed third. Thursday at Hollywood Park the 6-year-old son of Future Storm finished last as the 9-5 favorite while racing for a claiming tag of $80,000.

  • McAnally Seeking Fourth Honeymoon with Alozaina

    Trainer Ron McAnally hopes to spring an upset in the $200,000 Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday at Hollywood Park with French-import Alozaina. If he does, he will tie the late trainer Charlie Whittingham for most Honeymoon victories.

  • Mandella Points Two Brazilian-Breds for Californian

    Trainer Richard Mandella is planning to enter two Brazilian-bred horses in the 1 1/8-mile Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 15, Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) winner Redattore and recent optional claiming race winner Investor's Dream.

  • Doc Holiday Wires Will Rogers Stakes

    Doc Holiday used front-running tactics to win Saturday's $106,500 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park. The mild upset helped cause a $166,631 pick six carryover heading into Sunday's card.

  • Fairplex at Santa Anita Meet Draws Opposition

    The proposed transfer of Los Angeles County Fair racing dates from Fairplex to Santa Anita Park has drawn immediate opposition from another tenant of Santa Anita, the Oak Tree Racing Association, as well as others.