Hollywood Park's Facilities

Total Area of Park

237 acres. Infield: 36.3 acres.

Cushion Track (Dimensions)

  • One and one eighth miles with 7 1/2 furlongs chute
  • Length of stretch from last turn: 991 feet
  • Finish line to first turn: 600 feet
  • Distance from 1 1/16 mile start to first turn: 352 feet
  • Distance from 1 1/8 mile start to first turn: 682 feet
  • Distance from 1 1/4 mile start to first turn: 1,342 feet
  • Distance from final turn to finish line: 990 feet
  • Distance from 6 furlong start (backstretch) to first turn: 1,647 feet
  • Width of stretch: 92 feet
  • Banking on turns: 6 percent

Infield Turf Course (Dimensions)

  • One mile, 165-foot oval, with two diagonal chutes
  • Main turf oval: 64 feet wide
  • Length of stretch from last turn: 990 feet
  • Finish line to first turn: 600 feet
  • Distance 1 mile start to first turn: 530 feet
  • Distance from 1 1/2 mile start(infield chute)to first turn: 443 feet
  • Distance from 6 furlong start(infield chute)to first turn: feet
  • Distance from final turn to finish line: 990 feet
  • Banking on turns: 6 percent

Training Track

Half-mile oval located east of stable area. Track is 90 feet wide. Entrance from rear of stable area, features “out gap” ramp.

Infield Lakes

Two large lakes, linked by a canal, were dredged for the 1991 Autumn Meeting as Hollywood Park revived its “Lakes and Flowers” image. The lakes hold 5-million gallons of water and are encompassed by almost one mile of shoreline.

North Park

All-grass area the size of two football fields located at the north end of the grandstand. The North Park is the new location for Friday night concerts.

Garden Paddock

Garden Paddock, including walking ring, is situated in plaza area outside the grandstand.

Toscolor Vision

The Toscolor Vision, located in the infield across from the Clubhouse, is the first of its kind to be installed in the U.S. The 30’x16’ board has a resolution that equals full size televisions in most homes and offers full color racing coverage with timely information.

Swaps Statue

Bronze of great California-bred with jockey Bill Shoemaker up, located in Clubhouse entrance gardens. Design and setting by Millard Sheets, sculpture by Albert Stewart. Dedicated July 1, 1958. Swaps set four Hollywood Park track records, three of them world marks, and seasonal money-won record. Won first race, first stakes and nine career stakes at Hollywood Park.

Native Diver Monument

A 20-foot long monument within the Garden Paddock that marks the burial place of Native Diver – the only three-time winner of the Gold Cup and California’s first winner of $1 million. The ceramic tile monument, designed and painted by Millard Sheets, depicts Native Diver’s successive Gold Cup triumphs from 1965-67. The monument was erected after Native Diver’s sudden death in September, 1967, and was dedicated on April 11, 1969. Native Diver holds record of 10 career stakes wins at Hollywood Park.

Main Building

Contains Grandstand and Turf Club. Overall length 1,450 feet.

Security, First Aid & Lost and Found

Security offices, Fire Guard Headquarters, First Aid Station and Lost and Found are located at Tunnel No. 1A.

Players’ Club

The north end of the first floor has been converted into an area designed for the serious horseplayer. An ideal spot for wagering on simulcast racing. Equipped with work areas and giant television screens.

Study Hall

Also located on the first floor in the Player’s Club, the Study Hall is equipped with writing tables, numerous TV monitors and giant television screens. It’s the ideal spot for wagering on simulcast racing.

Personal Press Boxes

Located level 3, this section features 40 workstations, with work tables and televisions. It offers an excellent view of the finish line. Seats are $5. plus $8 general admission.

VIP Lounge

For horse players who wager at least $3,000 per day. A private suite with plenty of perks: complimentary admission, official program, Daily Racing Forms, food and beverage. Features private work stations with televisions, a CompuRace terminal for viewing replays of past races and a comfortable lounge area.

Turf Club

Open to the public. Daily admission is $20. Rich in tradition and as elegant as ever, the Turf Club offers members an upscale atmosphere, a spectacular view of the finish line and top-notch cuisine. Be a part of the grandeur and join a club that movie stars and corporate moguls have made famous.

Turf Club Terrace Restaurant

Located on the fourth level, the Turf Club Terrace is an upscale dining experience that is both impressive and exciting. With personal televisions at each table, the finest in California cuisine and a fantastic view of the racing action, the Turf Club Terrace is the perfect place to wine, dine and enjoy the races. To reserve a table, call (310) 419-1601


Whittingham’s Pub & Deli opened in the fall of 2000, honoring the late trainer, Charlie Whittingham. Located inside the sixteenth pole, Whittingham’s features memorabilia from the legendary conditioner’s career and offers an excellent view of the finish line.

Finish Line Terrace

A new area for group parties, located on third level of Club House, across from the Jack Daniels Bar.

Winning Colors Gift Shop

Located on the track level of the Club House, across from the Player’s Club entrance, the Winning Colors Gift Shop features a variety of equestrian inspired clothing, books, jewelry and art for equine enthusiasts. (310) 330-7165.

Track Photographers

The track photographer – Benoit & Associates – is located at the end of the tunnel leading to the winner’s circle and may be reached via Tunnel No. 1 or (310)419-1635. Media requests will be handled through the Publicity Department.

ATM Terminals

Located near the Horseshoe Bar on the third floor of the Club House; next to Study Hall in the Players’ Club; near the International Food Fair in the general admission area. Allows cash withdrawals from bank accounts affiliated with Cirrus, Plus, Star and Exchange; cash advances on MasterCard, Visa, Discovery and American Express cards.

Tote System

Autotote. All betting and cashing is done with computerized wagering equipment enabling all transactions to be made at any window; self-service video touch screen terminals; 275 self-service terminals.

Racing Office

Located directly across from the grandstand in the stable area between the Equine Hospital and Track Kitchen. Martin Panza is racing secretary. Diana Hudak is horsemen’s liaison. (310) 419-1684.

Import Quarantine Facility

Horses arriving from outside the United States can be vanned directly from Los Angeles International Airport to the import quarantine facility. Completed in October, 1992, the $325,000 quarantine facility was constructed in accordance to regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Noble Threewitt/Charlie Whittingham Lounge

The 3,000-square foot lounge opened in December, 1993, and serves as a place where horsemen can relax between morning training and afternoon races. Features four hotel-style rooms, each complete with two full-size beds, a 25-inch color TV and a private bathroom. It has an additional changing room, a snack bar, living room with a big screen TV, a pool table and self-service mutuel terminals.

Stable Area Capacity

Six new barns were built in 1991 to replace those in the old section of the stable area. The new barns, all equipped for the handicapped, include 670 stalls and 11 laundry rooms. In all, there are 18 barns with 1,958 stalls, 619 tack rooms, 216 feed rooms and accommodation for 489 grooms.

Track Lighting

Track is illuminated by 29 light standards, each containing 30 lamps. Lighting was installed by Warner Electric in 1979.

Track Kitchen and Recreation Hall

Conveniently situated at trackside, the building incorporates a viewing platform throughout its length where both morning workouts and afternoon racing may be observed.

Equine Hospital

The not-for-profit Equine Teaching Hospital and Research Center is located next to the Racing Secretary’s Office and is operated under the direction of the Southern California Equine Foundation. Facilities include a fully equipped operating theater, recovery stalls, pathological laboratory and diagnostic ultrasound department.