The Hollywood Park race track has been burying dead horses for the longest time — horses that have earned prestigious spots on the grounds.
We really hope USC students that are doing it are okay with being haunted by giant animals, because they're the ones now EXHUMING the bodies and relocating them!
Though, we guess you could view it as a way to keep future things from being haunted, because the track is being torn down for stuff to be built on it. Real estate. The things horror movies are made of!
Anywho, Native Diver is one of the horses being moved. Native was a former champion who won over $1 million in his career before he died in 1967 — he has a special monument and everything. He will officially be moved because the owner doesn't want the new real estate plans to be built over him, so he'll be moving to Del Mar race track in San Diego, and then given a permanent resting spot.
In addition to Native, there are two more horses set for excavation… but the source doesn't say if ALL the horses buried there will be moved.
Maybe we have a shot at a real life horror movie yet!
[Image via Lynn Dodd/USC Archeology Dept..]
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