Rizzo loses Hollywood Park horse owner's license

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Courtesy L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.

Robert Rizzo booking photo

INGLEWOOD — Bell's ousted City Manager Robert Rizzo has lost his Hollywood Park horse owner's license after failing to show up for a hearing on conduct detrimental to horse racing.

Rizzo, who is charged with 55 counts of looting the modest, working-class suburb where one in six people live in poverty, has been racing a small stable of thoroughbreds primarily at Emerald Downs in Washington and in Northern California.

He was arrested in September and released Oct. 7 on $2 million bail.

The Daily Racing Form reports on its website that the Hollywood Park board of stewards on Sunday suspended his owner's license. Rizzo failed to appear at a hearing on Saturday to respond to charges of conduct detrimental to horse racing.

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