Sports and Outdoor Activities


What’s New at Disneyland? 2015 Edition

Experience the magic, allure and thrill of ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ – Disneyland. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California is undeniably one of the most well-known amusement parks in the world, featuring a multitude of cutting-edge rides, shows, shops, and restaurants. One of the best things about Disneyland is that each visit to the whimsical […]

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Shopper’s Guide to the Beverly Center in L.A.

Situated on the cusp of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills is Southern California’s premier fashion destination. The Beverly Center is a bustling eight-story structured filled to the brim with high-end boutiques, retail staples, and several department store chains. So what makes the Beverly Center stand out from your average shopping mall? This vibrant retail mecca […]

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How to Talk Like a Californian

California is populated with a diverse crowd who speak a “language” all their own. While the words may consist of English vocabulary, the meaning behind the words are not always what you’d expect. Surfer culture has had a major impact on the way Californians speak, with terms like “dude” and “epic” being used frequently in […]

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Can’t Make It To the Track? Try Betting Online

Horse racing is a popular pastime that has been around since the first racetrack was constructed on Long Island in 1665. While there’s nothing quite like the thrill of experiencing a horse race in person, not everyone has time to make it to the track. Fortunately, modern advances in technology allows us to enjoy the sport […]


History of Horse Racing at Del Mar

Founded by Bing Crosby in 1937, the Del Mar racetrack has a colorful history. Each summer, racing fans would flock to the iconic track to wager on their favorite thoroughbreds. The racing season, which typically ran from mid-July until early September, hosted races five days a week, usually Wednesday through Sunday. The Del Mar still […]

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History of Horse Racing at Santa Anita

If you travel just 13 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, you’ll find Arcadia, home to the legendary Santa Anita Park. The thoroughbred racetrack offers some of the most prominent racing events in the U.S. during the spring and winter seasons. Located on the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park has a […]

INGLEWOOD, CA - DEC 8: "God of War" and Juan Hernandez (black cap) hold off "Clinton" and Alex Bisono (orange cap) to win the 3rd race at Hollywood Park on Dec 8, 2012 in Inglewood, CA.

Rise and Fall of Hollywood Park Horse Track

In December of 2013, Hollywood Park Racetrack in Southern California closed its doors for good, after 75 years of racing. The iconic horse track hosted its share of thoroughbreds over the decades, including four-legged stars like Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew, and Zenyatta. Hollywood Park also introduced the first Breeders’ Cup in 1984. While live racing has […]