Hollywood Park
1050 South Prairie Avenue
Inglewood, California, 90301


Racing Dates: 2011-04-20 until 2011-07-17
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RacetrackTrack Length: 1 1/8 Miles
Stretch Length: 991 feet
Stretch Width: 92 feet
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Price General Admission: $7.00
Price Clubhouse: $10.00
Price Turf Club: $20

Hollywood Park History

Formed under the chairmanship of Jack L. Warner, The Hollywood Turf Club originally had 600 original shareholders including many well-known personalities of the glamour world, such as Al Jolson and Raoul Walsh, Anatole Litvak, Bing Crosby, Darryl Zanuck, George Jessel, Hal Wallis, Hunt Stromberg, Irene Dunne, Joan Blondell, Ralph Bellamy, Ronald Colman, Sam Goldwyn, Walt Disney, Wallace Beery, and the late Mervyn LeRoy.

Binocular camera in the racetrack was introduced in 1941 by eight patrol judges. Cameras were installed in towers during 1945 to give a better view of the race. Hollywood Park was used as a World War II storage facility from 1942-44. Citation became racing's first million-dollar earner by winning the 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup. The Lakeside Turf Course opened on May 10, 1967 while Hollywood Park pioneered the exacta in 1971.

On April 15, 1973, the Californians had their first taste of Sunday racing at Hollywood Park. In 1977, Hollywood Park became the first track to average more than $4 million in daily handle. Amtote's TM 300 wagering system and Early Bird Wagering were introduced in 1979. In 1980, Hollywood Park became the first track to average more than $5 million in mutuel handle. With a purse of $1,049,725, the 1983 Hollywood Futurity was the first million-dollar race for Thoroughbred 2-year-olds. The 1 1/8-mile main track, incorporating a 1,321-foot stretch, came up on November 7, 1984.

The track hosted the inaugural Breeders' Cup on November 7, 1984. The European style Garden Paddock was constructed as a part of a $20-million reconstruction project prior to the 1991 spring/summer meeting. The finish line was moved to its original location, putting the general public closer to the action. Players' Club and Study Hall, new signage at the corner of Prairie and Century, and a jogging track on the perimeter of the Hollywood Park property were also introduced. The Turf Festival was introduced at the 1991 Autumn Meeting. Six new barns were built in 1991 as substitutes for those in the old section of the stable area.

Six new barns were built in 1991 as substitutes for those in the old section of the stable area. For facilitating international shippers to come directly to Hollywood Park upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport, The Quarantine Barn, with four, six-stall sections, was constructed adjoining the main stable gate for the 1992 Autumn Meeting. The Noble Threewitt/Charlie Whittingham Horsemen's Lounge opened in December, 1993. Bet-A-Buck, $1 Trifecta, $2 Late Double and $1 wagers at self-service machines were added to the wagering format in 1992.

The $20-million Hollywood Park-Casino came up on Friday, July 1, 1994, with the Park announced the purchase of Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1994. A full-color Toscolor vision board was installed next to the infield tote board for the 1995 spring/summer meeting. A Hollywood Park record of $21,287,723 was wagered on 1995 Kentucky Derby Day. The mutuel pool on the first leg of the Triple Crown Classic of $4,621,694 was a state record as were the exacta and trifecta pools.

More About Hollywood Park

Turf Course, casino, luncheon packages, infield lakes, North Park, garden paddock, Toscolor Vision, Swaps Statue, Native Diver Monument, VIP Lounge, Whittingham's Pub & Deli, Finish Line Cafe, Grandstand Food Court, Hollywood Bar, Paddock Grill, Mel Stute's Bar, Jack Daniel's Bar, Clubhouse Salon, tarck kitchen and recreation hall, Winning Colors Gifty Shop, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Third Street Promenade, Getty Center, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive

Stakes GradePurse Date
Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes$65,000
B. Thoughtful Stakes$150,000April 27
Cal National Snow Chief Stakes$250,000April 29
Californian Stakes2250,000
CashCall Mile Stakes2$$1000000July 05
CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes3$750000July 05
Hollywood Futurity1400,000
Hollywood Gold CupI$750,000July 09
Hollywood Prevue StakesIII$100,000November 22
Hollywood Starlet Stakes1400,000December 13
Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes2150,000May 20
Real Quiet Stakes-$100,000November 10
CashCall FuturityI$750,000December 14
CashCall FuturityI$750,000December 14
Sharp Cat Stakes100,000
Hollywood Juvenile ChampionshipIII$100,000July 12
A Gleam HandicapII$150,000July 13
Vanity Invitational1300,000July 07
American Oaks1750,000July 05
Shoemaker MileI$300,000June 29

How to get there:

From the San Diego Freeway (405): exit Manchester Blvd. or Century Blvd. and proceed east to Inglewood. Glenn Anderson Freeway (105): exit Prairie Ave. and proceed north to racetrack. Harbor Freeway (110): exit Century Blvd. or Manchester Blvd. and proceed west to Inglewood or take 110 to the Glenn Anderson Freeway (105) west.