Fairplex Park will launch what may be only the beginning of a complete makeover at the Barretts March sale in Pomona, Calif. The $1.3-million facelift is turning the Barretts sale pavilion into a multi-use facility that year-round will host intertrack wagering, complete with large, high-definition video screens that can broadcast races, sale previews, and other sporting events.
That kind of state-of-the-art expansion could ultimately extend to the Fairplex racetrack and grandstand. Because Hollywood Park is slated for eventual closure and development, California’s racing leaders have been meeting to decide how best to replace that track as a year-round stabling facility as well as to determine the future of Hollywood’s racing dates. One of the ideas gaining traction is an expanded Fairplex racetrack.
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