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Hollywood Park Racing to CLOSE :-(

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Posted: May 13, 2013, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

After 75 years the owners have annouinced an end of racing at end of this season in December. Slot will remain open

Track Ran out of Luck Unhappy

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    Perhaps via strange coincidence  an anouncement from Hollywood said that there will be no more free rides on mass transit?

    Picture @ Hollywood station did not download Unhappy

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      Posted: May 15, 2013, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

      After 75 years the owners have annouinced an end of racing at end of this season in December. Slot will remain open

      Track Ran out of Luck Unhappy

      EddessaKnight

      Yes, I just heard that today EDD, My Girl-friend here from Ca. and she to me that Hollywood Park closing

      she said they are going to build Apartments there.

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        Posted: May 16, 2013, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

        After 75 years the owners have annouinced an end of racing at end of this season in December. Slot will remain open

        Track Ran out of Luck Unhappy

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        I've wondered how Keeneland can stay in business because they have have racing four weeks a year.

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          Posted: May 16, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

          I've wondered how Keeneland can stay in business because they have have racing four weeks a year.

          Good question on Keenland, Stack, don't know if they have current gaming (slots) operations on property .

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            Good question on Keenland, Stack, don't know if they have current gaming (slots) operations on property .

            Keeneland has simulcast betting five days a week, but even though the state legislators have talked for at least five years about adding other gaming like slots, it's nothing but talk and no action. From what I see, their only profits come from $3 admissions, food and drinks, and nothing near what they could make by adding 10 or more weeks of live racing.

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              Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

              Keeneland has simulcast betting five days a week, but even though the state legislators have talked for at least five years about adding other gaming like slots, it's nothing but talk and no action. From what I see, their only profits come from $3 admissions, food and drinks, and nothing near what they could make by adding 10 or more weeks of live racing.

              I Agree!

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                Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                Eddesaknight, this is really a bummer !

                I have a souvenir from there, a horse head bottle opener, it's one of my prized possessions.

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                  I've wondered how Keeneland can stay in business because they have have racing four weeks a year.

                  Atlantic city race course  has racing only 6 days a year, they're open every day for simulcast,

                  the 6 day meet is a requirement for their simulcast license.

                   

                  the track is owned by the same co. that owns philadelphia park-now called parx racino

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                    Posted: May 17, 2013, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Atlantic city race course  has racing only 6 days a year, they're open every day for simulcast,

                    the 6 day meet is a requirement for their simulcast license.

                     

                    the track is owned by the same co. that owns philadelphia park-now called parx racino

                    Do appreciate your informative update on Atlantic simulcast, haymaster, just too bad it's the wrong time zone for me Confused

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                      Yes, I just heard that today EDD, My Girl-friend here from Ca. and she to me that Hollywood Park closing

                      she said they are going to build Apartments there.

                      I hear ya Marcie,

                      Wondering if the profitable slots will be moved into the new appartment complex ??? LOL

                      Fortuna

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                        Posted: May 18, 2013, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                        Have not heard this mentioned on TVG. wonder why ?

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                          Do appreciate your informative update on Atlantic simulcast, haymaster, just too bad it's the wrong time zone for me Confused

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                          I don't think it would have mattered, the meet was simulcast on a very limited basis.

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                            Atlantic city race course  has racing only 6 days a year, they're open every day for simulcast,

                            the 6 day meet is a requirement for their simulcast license.

                             

                            the track is owned by the same co. that owns philadelphia park-now called parx racino

                            Keeneland stays open more because of prestige and they do pack the the place when they are open. Their attendance was about 20,000 on Derby day and I believe some of the late money bet on Orb came from there.

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                              Keeneland stays open more because of prestige and they do pack the the place when they are open. Their attendance was about 20,000 on Derby day and I believe some of the late money bet on Orb came from there.

                              Hey Stack, heymaker, marcie, et al

                              As there have been several poster who have expressed an interest in Hollywoodf & Keeneland I am enclosing the Los Angelse Times colorful pix & story for your reference - will miss it !!!

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                              Hollywood Park Racing  to close -  Los Angeles Times

                               

                              Hollywood Park Race Track to Close in 2013 After 75 Years

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                              The Hollywood Park race track in Inglewood will close at the end of the year after 75 years of horse racing. Track president, Jack Liebau, said that with advancements in technology, fewer people are coming to the races to place their bets.

                              Southern California’s Hollywood Park race track will be hosting its final race at the end of 2013. According to ABC, the track’s history of hosting famous jockeys and horses, including Seabiscuit, Citation and Seattle Slew, is not enough to keep it from closing.

                              “We have over half of our businesses out of state as far as wagering is concerned, and there now is more wagering over the Internet than there is on track,” said Liebau, On Thursday, he announced that “the Hollywood Park will not apply with the California Horse Racing Board for any 2014 dates,” according to the Beverly Hills Courier.

                              Hall of fame jockey Mike Smith told ABC, “When I first came from New York, this is the first place I can to, so it’s a sad day for all of us.”

                              The last day of racing will be December 22, and reports indicate that the 260 acres of land will subsequently be developed into single-family homes, condos, retail space and a hotel.

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                              by Alison Cavatore May 13, 2013 4:00 PM