It took under 30 seconds to reduce over 75 years of history to rubble early Sunday when the grandstand at shuttered Hollywood Park Racetrack was imploded in anticipation of constructing a new multi-use structure.
Organizers behind a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Saturday they reached an important, early benchmark on the path to construction.
The dig was an unusual project for the students to undertake.
Antiques from the Hollywood Park racetrack will be sold at auction this weekend in Inglewood.
Hollywood Park will close its gates Sunday after 75 years of thoroughbred racing.
Teddy’s Promise led most of the way in winning the $100,250 Playa del Rey Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.
Boat Trip rallied from last to win the $99,998 Hollywood Turf Express by a half-length, with a rare triple dead-heat for second at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.
Dubai You X Y Z returned from an extended layoff to win the $60,500 feature by 1 1/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday.
Egg Drop edged Discreet Marq by a nose to win the $250,000 Matriarch at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.
Rousing Sermon won the $100,750 On Trust Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths on Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Warren’s Veneda gained the lead with an eighth of a mile to go and went on to win the $100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap by three-quarters of a length at Betfair Hollywood Park on Sunday.
Keldy led all the way in winning the $49,000 feature for California-bred fillies and mares by a half-length at Betfair Hollywood Park on Monday.
Cyclometer took the lead approaching the stretch and won the $63,544 feature by 2 1/4 lengths on opening day of the final autumn meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Marketing Mix became the third female to win the $100,250 Sunset Handicap, defeating defending champion Dhaamer by a length on closing day of the spring-summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Chief Havoc led all the way in winning the $147,000 Swaps Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths on Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.