There will be no live racing on Thursday, July 8 at Hollywood Park because there simply are not enough horses to fill the races.
The Southern California track has canceled racing May 26 and June 17. At the time of the announcement regarding the May 26 card, the track had announced it would proceed with canceling other Thursday cards July 1, July 8, and July 15. Apparently the number of horses available improved enough that Hollywood Park went ahead with a July 1 card with eight races.
Out of 44 races run between July 1 and July 5, 15 races (37.5%) have had six horses or less.
Racing will resume the night of July 9. Post time is set for 7:05 p.m. PDT.
Due to the horse shortage last summer, Hollywood Park canceled the final nine Wednesdays of the meet as well as one Thursday program early in the season.
Golden Gate Fields announced earlier that it would not race May 26 because of a lack of entries.