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Thanks for the memories

Closing Hollywood Park brought curtain down on a great cast of characters

Updated: January 2, 2014, 1:09 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- It's been more than a week since the bugler in black boots, a green sports coat and a khaki top hat walked out to the track, right next to the winner's circle, and played, "Thanks for the Memories." Then he called the horses to the post for the first race.

A few hours later, memories were all that we had of the place.

Hollywood Park, one of the country's most glamorous tracks, a place founded as a refuge from intolerance, bid goodbye to live racing. Hooves will ...

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