Saturday, November 10 2012
HOME JOURNEY DOMINATES, STAYS PERFECT FOR PUYPE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 9, 2012)—A first out winner last month at Santa Anita, Home Journey was even more impressive in the $49,400 feature for California breds Friday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Facing eight other 2-year-old fillies, the daughter of Good Journey broke on top, relaxed nicely under jockey Aaron Gryder, then kicked away at the top of the stretch to prevail by 8 ¼ lengths.
Friday, November 09 2012
FAVORED KETTLE CORN WINS OPENING DAY FEATURE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 8, 2012)—Favored Kettle Corn earned his first victory of 2012 Thursday, outfinishing Akkadian to win the $57,008 opening day feature of Betfair Hollywood Park’s Autumn meet.
Exiting a fourth place finish in the Grade II Arroyo Seco Mile last month at Santa Anita, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride saved ground while reserved off the moderate pace set by Oligarch, angled out for room in midstretch and prevailed by a neck as the even-money favorite.
SCARLET STRIKE FACES SIX IN SHARP CAT STAKES
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 8, 2012)—Second behind Executiveprivilege in the Grade I Chandelier Stakes Sept. 29 at Santa Anita, Scarlet Strike will have six opponents in the $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Restricted to 2-year-old fillies and run at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the Sharp Cat is a prep for the Grade I, $500,000 guaranteed Hollywood Starlet, which will be run Dec. 8. The Sharp Cat is the eighth of nine races Sunday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10 a.m.
The local jockey colony will have a new look this meeting, with a mixture of familiar faces infused with established talent arriving from other circuits.
Thursday, November 08 2012
BAFFERT SEEKS SECOND REAL QUIET WIN WITH CARVING
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 7, 2012)—Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will seek his second consecutive win in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes when he saddles Carving Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Restricted to 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the Real Quiet is a prep for the $750,000 guaranteed, Grade I CashCall Futurity, which will be run Saturday, Dec. 15. Named in honor of the 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner and 1999 Hollywood Gold Cup champion, the Real Quiet is the third of nine races Saturday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Track gates will open at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, November 06 2012
AUTUMN STAKES SUPPLEMENT NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (November 5, 2012)—The stakes supplement for the 2012 Autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park is now available online.
Wednesday, October 31 2012
FORMER BHP MARKETING EXEC CHRISTIAN DIES AT 42
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 30, 2012)—Claudene Christian, a former marketing executive at Betfair Hollywood Park, died Monday after the sinking of the HMS Tall Ship Bounty – as a result of Hurricane Sandy – off the coast of North Carolina.
A former Miss Teen Alaska, a graduate of USC and a song girl for the school, Christian, 42, was found unresponsive by the United States Coast Guard and was later pronounced dead at a North Carolina hospital.
Friday, October 26 2012
SIMULCASTS AVAILABLE AT BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (October 25, 2012)—Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, the first of two Breeders’ Cup Day simulcasts from Santa Anita.
The first race from Santa Anita Friday has a scheduled post time of 11:15 a.m.
Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. The first race from Santa Anita is scheduled for 10:05 a.m.
Thursday, October 25 2012
BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK 2012 AUTUMN FACTS
• 24 days, Thursday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 16
• Racing Thursday-Sunday. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open 10 a.m.
• Post time Exception: 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 22.
Friday, September 21 2012
$750,000 CASHCALL FUTURITY TOPS AUTUMN STAKES SCHEDULE
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2012) — The $750,000-guaranteed CashCall Futurity, an annual stop for future Triple Crown contenders, will once again be the most lucrative event on the stakes calendar for the 2012 Autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.
A total of 18 stakes races with purses of more than $3.8 million are scheduled for the 24-day season, which begins Thursday, Nov. 8 and continues through Sunday, Dec. 16.
Monday, July 16 2012
SUTHERLAND’S GOLD CUP WIN, BIG MEETS FOR BAFFERT, BEJARANO AMONG HIGHLIGHTS OF BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (July 15, 2012) — A historic victory by jockey Chantal Sutherland in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, the dominance of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Rafael Bejarano, the emergence of the dynamic 2-year-old filly Executiveprivilege, Kentucky Derby and Preakness wins by local hero I’ll Have Another and the opening of the Betfair Hollywood Park Players Lounge were among the highlights of the Spring/Summer meet. The 50-day season at Betfair Hollywood Park concluded Sunday.
After guiding Game On Dude to an easy victory in the Grade II Californian June 2, Sutherland became the first female rider to win the Gold Cup aboard the 5-year-old Awesome Again gelding, defeating stablemate Richard’s Kid by 1 ½ lengths.
Thursday, July 12 2012
COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE SET FOR $350,000 AMERICAN OAKS; BOB BAFFERT SENDS OUT TWO I
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (July 11, 2012)—My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the Grade II Honeymoon Handicap June 9, will square off again in the Grade I, $350,000 American Oaks – Presented by American Airlines - Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The 11th renewal of the 1 ¼ mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies is one of four stakes to be offered on the next-to-last day of the Spring/Summer meet.