| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:03 PM
After 75 years of horse racing, Betfair Hollywood Park has reached closing day. The Inglewood track will close its doors permanently after Sunday's 11-race card.
The $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs is the final stakes...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux made a memorable return to Southern California horse racing Saturday, winning two of the five stakes races as part of the Sunshine Millions California Cup program at Santa Anita.
Desormeaux, 43, who has been riding in...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:47 PM
If you have memories of a place that stretch over a lifetime — from when you were a kid there to when you brought your kids and then their kids — it's hard to go back and see it empty and unloved, the flowers unwatered and dead, dust coating...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:10 AM
January on the classic car calendar means collectors from around the world -- and their checkbooks -- head to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the car auctions the sun-drenched city hosts each year.
Auction houses like Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, Gooding...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Horse of the Year candidates Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge and Wise Dan head the list of finalists for horse racing's 2013 Eclipse Awards, which were announced Wednesday.
The awards are voted on by members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn.,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:39 AM
After 75 years, Hollywood Park will host its final races Sunday before closing for good.
Eleven races are scheduled for the track’s final day, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending with the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:44 PM
The bugler in his green coat and top hat tried to sound upbeat as he blew the traditional "Call to Post," but he might just as well have been playing a dirge.
Down by the rail, Todd Matzner listened with a cigar stub clamped between his teeth.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:03 AM
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of horse racing fans who still love Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year who won 19 of 20 races and is now living the good life as a broodmare at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. And 2014 could be an...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:53 AM
There were 172 horses pre-entered on Wednesday for the Breeders' Cup World Championships scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park, including 24 from overseas.
The 30th running of horse racing's world championships has purses totaling more than $27...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Horse racing has problems, which is like saying rain makes the grass wet. It is a sport in which the toothache never goes away.
Conversely, it has its moments, its shots of adrenaline.
On a glorious November day at Santa Anita, a huge horse trained by...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:26 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Monday expanding protections for student athletes who are believed to have sustained a concussion in school sports and activities.
Since 2012, public school districts have been required to immediately...