The history and glamour of Betfair Hollywood Park’s 75 years will be celebrated as memorabilia and assets from the famed Southern California race track will be sold at a live webcast auction this Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25.
Bidding on the webcast auction starts each day at 10 a.m. PST. Inspection will be held at the track at 1050 S. Prairie Ave. in Inglewood on Jan. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (PST) each day. For information and to register for the Hollywood Park webcast auction, visit gaauction.com/event/hollywood-park-race-track/.
Led by GA Global Partners, the auction features memorabilia, antiques, restaurant and kitchen equipment, track maintenance equipment, signage, building maintenance tools, the scoreboard, and more from the 75-year history of the Inglewood race track.
Hollywood Park opened on June 10, 1938, with such film stars as Al Jolson, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Joan Crawford, and Barbara Stanwyck helping kick off the racing season. The track chairman was Jack Warner of the famed Warner Bros. Studios and many of the 600 original shareholders included stars, directors, and producers from the film world.
Horse racing royalty also made Hollywood Park a regular stop. Seabiscuit, who won the 1938 Hollywood Park Gold Cup, along with Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed, ran here, along with Swaps, Zenyatta, and many other famed thoroughbreds.