Topic ID #31743 - posted 3/13/2014 12:39 AM

Three Dead Racehorses Are Being Moved to Make Way for L.A. Development



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Alissa Walker Yesterday 7:20pm

A group of USC archaeologists received an unusual request. Their services would be required to dig up several large mammals—but not the Ice Age fossils that dot the L.A. landscape. They needed to unearth three horses buried under a racetrack.

Hollywood Park was built as a lavish horse-racing facility in 1938 with investors such as Bing Crosby and Walt Disney. The structure is being demolished for a mixed-use development, so the three racehorses buried and memorialized on its property—named Native Diver, Landaluce, and Great Communicator—must all be exhumed and relocated.


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