R.D. Hubbard, horse racing breeder, executive, dies at 84

Rd Hubbard
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — R.D. Hubbard, who bred, owned and raced thoroughbred and quarter horses and was an influential executive in the racing industry, has died. He was 84. Hubbard died at his home in Palm Desert, California. He had been in declining health. Hubbard was chairman of Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, in the early 1990s. He helped bring the track from near-bankruptcy to profit. He was also part of a deal with the Raiders and NFL to bring a football stadium to the site, but it fell apart when Raiders owner Al Davis refused to add a second team.