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Farewell Hollywood Park: A look back at the historic track in archival photos

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Seabiscuit is shown in the winner's circle after winning the initial running of the $50,000 Hollywood Gold Cup race on July 18, 1938. George Woolf is the jockey, with his owner, Charles S. Howard, and Anita Louise paying homage to the great champ. LAPL

Hollywood Park opened in 1938, catering to the rich, the beautiful and the famous. And this Sunday, this city landmark will close its doors after one last race.

The announcement was made in May in the form of a letter from track President Jack Liebau to the California Horse Racing Board notifying them that the track won't be booking any races in 2014, but the fate of Hollywood Park was known as far back as in 2005, when it was sold to a real estate company that had made known its intention to redevelop the venue and the land surrounding it.

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Former Los Angeles Times sports editor Bill Dwyre and Daily Racing Form's Steve Andersen join Larry to say farewell to this Hollywood legend.

Guests:

Steve Andersen, Southern California correspondent for the Daily Racing Form joining us from Hollywood Park

Bill Dwyre, a columnist at the Los Angeles Times. He was the paper’s sports editor for 25 years until 2006.

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