Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park

The decline of horse racing as a favorite American sport means the decline, and now the fall, of Hollywood Park. It started in 1938. Walt Disney was an original shareholder. Bing Crosby, Desi Arnez, Lucille Ball and Ronald Reagan were horse owners and track regulars. Seabiscuit won the first Hollywood Gold Cup, and there’ve been other notable moments in the past 75 years. Independent producer David Weinberg describes one to begin this reminiscence before the last race is run this coming Sunday. (Weinberg's piece was brought to us by KCRW's Independent Producer Project.)

(This segment originally aired on Which Way, L.A.?)

Credits

Guest:
David Weinberg - Host, Welcome to L.A. - @randomtape