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Hollywood Park Racetrack to auction off memorabilia, equipment

The Hollywood Park Racetrack closed for good last month. Now, all of its equipment and memorabilia are being auctioned off.
January 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The Betfair Hollywood Park Racetrack closed for good last month. Now, all of its equipment and memorabilia are being auctioned off.

Auction items include video and audio equipment, a complete electrical shop, saws, tractors and more. Also going up for sale are the stadium seats, furniture and kitchen equipment.

The auction dates are set for Friday and Saturday, but interested buyers can check out the items starting Wednesday at Hollywood Park. The auction will also be held online.

Hollywood Park opened in 1938, under the direction of movie moguls Jack and Harry Warner. The 260-acre track hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeders' Cup in 1984. It also featured thoroughbred stars such as Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, and superstar mare Zenyatta.

Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Van Patten, Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby and Cary Grant were among the track's celebrity visitors.

The track's 260-acre footprint will be turned into 3,000 housing units, including single-family townhomes and condos; 25 acres of parkland, including a 10-acre central park; and a retail and entertainment district, anchored by a movie theatre, office space and a 300-room hotel.


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