Save Hollywood Park

Prestige, History, Beauty

HOLLYWOOD PARK is the HOME of ZENYATTA - HORSE OF THE YEAR 2010 - and Horse of  Lifetime!!!  One of the GREATEST racehorses EVER!!

Although the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has given racing dates to other tracks for 2014, we still believe saving Hollywood Park is vital to saving horse racing in California. 

Instant Racing games, along with the implementation of sports betting at racetracks, could be key in saving racing and saving Hollywood Park.

The California Legislative Counsel issued an opinion on June 21, 2006.
They said "Instant Racing machines are no more slot machines than the machines currently used to place bets on live horse races." 

Check out the money coming to tracks in the very rural area of Kentucky at Kentucky Downs (approx 8,500 people in the county):  http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/71590/record-purses-on-tap-for-kentucky-downs-meet

Ellis Park in Kentucky is also operating Instant Racing games to huge profits and purse increases. 

Think of the money that can be brought in to CA with Instant Racing games, not to metion it will keep CA racing from being the welfare child of other forms of gaming previously suggested to 'suppot' racing.

No brainer here - CA would benefit form Instant Racing games and sports books at racetracks....

 

 

PLEASE CONTACT YOU REPRESENTATIVES AND STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF SAVING HOLLYWOOD PARK AND RACING IN CALIFORNIA - THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS!!

Select Committee on California's Horse Racing:
1020 N Street, Room 511
(916) 651-1945

Katherine Agard - Committee Consultant

Roderick Wright - Senator, District 25 (Hollywood Park, Inglewood)

State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4025
One Manchester Blvd., #600
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-0393
4647 Long Beach Blvd., Suite A2
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 427-1028

and:

Committee on Governmental Organization: (includes horse racing/gambling)

(916) 319-2531, (916) 3937 fax

Joe Coto - Chair (916) 319-2023, (916) 319-2123 fax

Joel Anderson - Vice Chair (916) 319-2077, (916) 319-2177 fax

also:

Californa Horse Racing Board:

http://www.chrb.ca.gov/

1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300, Sacramento, California 95825

(916) 263-6000, (916) 263-6042 fax

Breeder's Cup to Hollywood Park??

http://www.paulickreport.com/features/the-breeders-cup-forum/the-breeders-cup-forum-california-racing-and-hollywood-park Previously:     A 'plan' for Hollywood Park....???  It is yet to be revealed -  but this is very intriguing.........see the following article:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-20100706-10,0,5218367.column

 

The door has opened.... 

 http://www.standupca.org/news/dan-morain-ruling-may-backfire-on-tribal-casinos

California gaming news (and good news for horse racing):

 http://www.standupca.org/news/calif-tax-deal-with-gaming-indians-voided

 Maybe now the powers-that-be will fast track the implementation of Instant Racing games in California.  It is GUARANTEED TAX REVENUE FOR THE STATE - a real no-brainer here.

See below and the "how you can help" page for contact information of assembly and senate members.

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Hollywood Park has now become the location for two more events of historic importance....

Hollywood Park is also the HOME of who could be (already is??)  the BEST racehorse we have ever seen!!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz2kvJf22gs

 

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ALL THINGS ZENYATTA....  

If anyone wonders why we are so passionate about horse racing, and passionate about saving Hollywood Park - home to the immortal Zenyatta and many many others (just take the time to look over the Gold Cup wall) - this is what it is all about....take a look at this:

  http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/utils/flash_pop.aspx?vp=Web&vc=1&vid1=mp4:2009/771/200911071843OAD9_771.f4v

and

http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/11/09/zenyatta-dancing-with-the-stars-breeders-cup/

If we lose Hollywood Park, we lose so much.  California Racing is on top right now, thanks to the likes of the great horseman John Shirreffs, owners Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Moss, and of course, the great Zenyatta. They all call Hollywood Park home (among many, many other greats).  If Hollywood Park goes, so do our great horses, trainers and owners!!!!!!! 

Call the City of Inglewood - they are the "Home of Zenyatta" - and need to market that fact.

 

 

 

 GO TO THE "HOW YOU CAN HELP" PAGE FOR MORE PHONE NUMBERS OF THE SENATORS ON THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING.

Now is the time to TAKE ACTION and contact the legislature regarding gaming (instant racing games, and even sports books) in California. 

DO YOUR PART

We need to pressure Sacramento for additional gaming at the tracks. The State of California is about to go bankrupt, with no real ideas to end the problem.  Think of the expansion of the JOB BASE which would be created by this, and the DRASTICALLY INCREASED REVENUE to the city, county and California.

The indian tribes should NOT have a MONOPOLY on gaming in the State - they are not helping - where is all that tax revenue that was promised? 

And in case you are not aware, the Indians are now SUING CHARITIES for using electronic bingo machines. 

The CA Legislature needs to find ways to bring in money to the State, Gaming is a way to do it. The CA Legislature needs to allow instant racing games at the tracks, effective IMMEDIATELY.

By keeping gaming limited to EXISITING gambling venues, the public will not have to worry about the "slot machine in the grocery store" scenario. Keep it tied to horse racing, as this benefits the enitre horse industry and all connected industries immensely up and down the State - an already $5 BILLION industry.  IT'S ABOUT THE ECONOMY! And if the middle-class job base that now exists at Hollywood park (and other tracks) is elimated, that is only another nail in the coffin of this the State of Califorina.

Other states are getting on board with Instant Racing - so should California.

      DO YOUR PART!

Contact those who can bring the legislation to life to increase benefits to the horse racing industry in California.

 

 ******Learn more about this issue, please see the following:******

Nation’s Top Horsemen Rail Against Demolition of California’s Prized Hollywood Park Racetrack  

 http://www.paulickreport.com/blog/instant-racing-helps-oaklawn-stay-true-to-mission/

 http://www.examiner.com/x-11780-SF-Bay-Area-Moderate-Republican-Examiner~y2009m6d16-This-is-progress

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/50334/last-year-for-hollywood-not-so-fast 

 http://www.savehollywoodpark.info/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Debris-pile-replaces-historic-Bay-Meadows-racetrack-40759177.html 

 

 

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLAuIZgZ_s&feature=email

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Other interesting palces to visit- you can learn what this developer is all about...........

5/23/09 LA TIMES: Subpoenas Issued in Pension Fund Corruption Investigation: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pensions23-2009may23,0,7404437.story

5/9/09 SACRAMENTO BEE: California Lobbyist Helped Developer Get NY Pension Money: http://www.sacbee.com/politics/story/1847026.html?mi_rss=State%20Politics and WOTNEWS: This link gives related articles at the bottom of the article http://wotnews.com/like/california_lobbyist_helped_developer_get_ny_pension_money/2098699/ 

5/1/09 NY TIMES: Cuomo Issues 100 Subpoenas in Pension Fund Inquiry: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/02/nyregion/02pension.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=PENSION%20FUNDS%20CUOMO&st=cse

GOLD BRIDGE CAPITAL: CLOSED DEALS http://goldbridgecapital.org/closed_deals

PLATINUM ADVISORS: : http://www.platinumadvisors.com/sacramento.aspx?n=662625

 

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This site has been created to promote the preservation and continued operation of the historic Hollywood Park.  For  over 70 years, Hollywood Park has brought excitement, history-making racing, and beauty to Southern California. 

We believe the City of Inglewood, County of Los Angeles, State of California and the entire nation have a treasure right here in Inglewood.  From the famous racehorses who raced here and who are memorialized here, to the famous people who orginally founded it, Hollywood Park is worth preserving.    If you have never visited, it is a MUST SEE, whether you have lived here all your life, or are just visiting.

We are a grassroots organization interested in preserving Hollywood Park for all time.  It is our understanding that the City of Inglewood and the current owner of Hollywood Park have plans to develop the property into a low-end retail facility (i.e.  discount stores, fast food, etc.).  If Inglewood would like to better the quality of life for it's residents - as it has a responsibilty to do - building the faceless, low-end retail establishments does not seem like the best choice.