Hollywood Park Racetrack

Hollywood Park, later sold and referred to as Betfair Hollywood Park, was a thoroughbred race course located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and adjacent to the Forum indoor arena.[1][2] In 1994, Hollywood Park Casino, with a poker card room, was added to the racetrack complex.[1] Horse racing and training were shut down in December 2013 though the casino operations continued until a new state of the art casino building opened in October 2016.[1][2]

Hollywood Park Racetrack
Aerial view of Hollywood Park in 2006. The L.A. Forum is visible to the upper left.
Location1000-1050 South Prairie Avenue Inglewood, California, USA
Coordinates33°57′1.61″N 118°20′16.11″W
Owned byBay Meadows Land Co. (Stockbridge Capital Group)
Date openedJune 10, 1938
Date closedDecember 22, 2013
Course typeThoroughbred. Flat: Synthetic & Turf.
Notable racesHollywood Gold Cup (G1)
American Oaks Invitational (G1)
Hollywood Derby (G1)
Matriarch Stakes (G1)
Oak Tree Racing Association:
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (G1)
Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes (G1)
Ancient Title Stakes (G1)

The track was demolished in stages from 2014 until 2016 and the area is now the site of a master planned neighborhood in development named Hollywood Park after the former track. The most prominent parts of the development are SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL), Youtube Theater, a 6,000-seat performance arts venue, the Hollywood Park Casino, and the NFL Los Angeles building, which is home to the NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NFL.com, and the NFL app.

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