“Hooray for Hollywood” at Re-branded Del Mar Fall Meet

When Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California closed forever last December, it left a hole in the Southern California racing calendar. Hollywood’s racing schedule typically ran from April to mid-July, when Thoroughbred racing headed south to Del Mar for the boutique summer meet, then resumed in November and December. And while Del Mar is known for…

Derby Fever Hits Jim Rome’s Jungle

“The road to the Kentucky Derby might be through the Jungle!” cried Betfair Hollywood Park race caller Vic Stauffer on Saturday afternoon, as the undefeated two-year-old gelding Shared Belief romped in the CashCall Futurity, winning by nearly six lengths and making it look easy. An undefeated, stakes-winning two-year-old in a race considered a Derby prep…