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    Default End of an era

    Before the internet, and before inter track wagering if you wanted to make a bet on the horses you had to call your bookie, or drive out to the track. I made a lot of drives out to Hollywood Park. It opened during the Great Depression and now its last race will be this Sunday. Nice article:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/sp...park.html?_r=0
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    I still remember when the daily double was one of the bets of the day and you had to fill out those cards to make a pick 3 or get a special card to make a pick 6. Lots of time spent running around the clubhouse there growing up. There were some shady folk there, but some good people too. Ah well nothing lasts forever.

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    I remember going to a Tip-A-King there where my wife ended up on a very tall prop for "Surf With A King"(which consisted of a surfboard and a large wave backdrop) being steadied between Denis Tsygurov and Eric LaCroix. They gave the rookies the "fun" assignment.

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    Ascot used to be right next to it. Was down there every Friday night during the season watching the sprint cars. We always got pit passes. They had the best greasy cheeseburger stand in the infield. Those were the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    Ascot used to be right next to it. Was down there every Friday night during the season watching the sprint cars. We always got pit passes. They had the best greasy cheeseburger stand in the infield. Those were the days.
    It still pisses me off that that lot sat vacant for damn near a decade after they tore it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer06 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    Ascot used to be right next to it. Was down there every Friday night during the season watching the sprint cars. We always got pit passes. They had the best greasy cheeseburger stand in the infield. Those were the days.
    It still pisses me off that that lot sat vacant for damn near a decade after they tore it down.
    And now it's been a Home Depot for many years. I used to live about half a mile from Ascot and as mentioned,it was a great place to go to on a Friday night.

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    I spent my childhood between Hollywood Park and a hockey rink. My dad used to pick us up after school and head to HP for the ninth race.

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    Never actually set foot inside the track, but I have great memories of the parking lot. Loved the races out of the parking lot after Kings games!

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    I remember my mom Lily and I used to spend lots of time there doing business...until Myra came along of course. She hated Myra...things were never the same after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest View Post
    Ascot used to be right next to it. Was down there every Friday night during the season watching the sprint cars. We always got pit passes. They had the best greasy cheeseburger stand in the infield. Those were the days.
    Remember the radio commercials?
    "Ascot Park. Where the San Diego, Harbor and Riverside Freeways collide!"

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