Sunday, February 23, 2014

Another Racetrack Looks for a New Lease on Life

Hialeah's Fabled Track Seeks a Rebirth.  (The New York Times, 2/22/2014)

A long way from its glory days.   Many horseplayers would be surprised to find any racing at all at Hialeah Park, near Miami. Though one of the grand palaces of the sport of kings — as elegant as Saratoga or Churchill Downs — the racetrack has been in the financial doldrums for 40 years and has not held a thoroughbred race since 2001.


Well, it has survived a number of premature obituaries, including this 1988 Sports Illustrated article: Final Run For Glory.

No forever in California.  The End of Hollywood Park.

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