Writings on Racing

The following links contain writings about California racing.

There has been a tremendous amount of misinformation circulating about the circuit, and the objective of these writings is to provide facts to those not familiar with the sport.

Headlines are not the order of things here. Information is.

Writing #1:

The Governor of California recently commented about Thoroughbred racing in California, but there were multiple pieces of information not mentioned you should be aware of. Click on the link to find out more!

Progress Has Been Made

Another Non-Profit Exposed: Read about an anti-racing organization that has been negligent in reporting facts and holds a scary belief when it comes to Thoroughbreds. In short, the ultimate wish the group has is extreme.

PETA is a Bully:This is an article about the organization PETA, which has been involved in some questionable practices over time, and are seen as hypocritical by many. Read on to see why.

Thoughts and Observations on Santa Anita's Opening Weekend:Here is a look back at Santa Anita's 2019 opening weekend!

A Look at Southern California's 2021 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls:Here is a study of the local three-year-olds we might see race on the first Saturday in May!

Medina Spirit:An Appreciation:Here is a tribute to the terrific Medina Spirit.

Giving Swaps a Save:There is a group whose mission is to bring the Swaps statue that was at Hollywood Park for decades back to the public eye. This is a great and noble cause for one of the greatest Cal-breds of all time!

Hollywood Park's Spring/Summer Meet-Closing Day 2013:Today marks the 10 year anniversary of closing day for Hollywood Park's last spring/summer meet. It was an historic day, and here's a look back.

Thoughts on the Golden Gate Fields News:Here are some thoughts on the recent news about Golden Gate Fields and what it could mean for many.

A Shout Out to Some of Our Cal-breds:Several Cal-breds have been capturing minor and graded stakes on different circuits, and a legend of the state is now in the Hall of Fame! Read on to find out more!

Amazombie: An Appreciation:Here is a tribute to Amazombie, a terrific horse who will be missed.

Slow Down Andy's Shining Moment:The 2023 Awesome Again Stakes was a major moment for Cal-bred Slow Down Andy!

Thoughts and Observations on the 2023 Breeders' Cup:Here's a look back at the 2023 Breeders' Cup!

Hollywood Park, 1951: Citation's Grand Finale:With today being ten years since Hollywood Park's last day of racing, here is a look back at one of the track's most historical events.

Native Diver: Hollywood Park's Most Prolific Champion:Native Diver is the one of the horses who is most synonymous with Hollywood Park. He also set several records there, including one built over several years of competition.

Remembering Hollywood Park:In honor of the ten year anniversary of Hollywood Park's last day of racing, here is a look back at the program held at the Track of the Lakes and Flowers.

Saluting Art Wilson:Here is a tribute to Art Wilson, the longtime writer about Southern California racing who sadly passed last weekend. A terrific writer and friend to many in the sport, he will be missed.