Hollywood Park’s Last Photo Finish

The People of a Vanished Track, As Viewed From the Clubhouse Turn

On December 22, 2013, the world-famous Hollywood Park Race Track in Inglewood, California, shut down forever. In 2014, demolition began, closing the stable door on 75 years of history, while also making space for an entire new neighborhood, anchored by a stadium to host pro football and the Olympics, in the middle of the L.A. metropolis.

I learned about Hollywood Park Race Track in my studio, less than half a mile away. Despite growing up in Los Angeles, I had never been to the track. Only when I heard that it …