Saying goodbye to Hollywood Park

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After 75 years, Hollywood Park, the horse racing track in Inglewood will run its final live race on Dec. 22. Ever since the first Hollywood Gold Cup championship race was won by the legendary Seabiscuit in 1938, the track has been home to some of the sport’s best known horses and many of Hollywood’s biggest stars. It was founded by Warner brothers Jack and Henry, along with 600 shareholders many of whom also worked in the entertainment industry. The Walt Disney Co. was an original shareholder. Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and even Ronald Reagan owned thoroughbreds and were regulars at the park.