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Hollywood Park Autumn Meet Starts Nov. 8

The 24-day stand, featuring four grade I events, runs through Dec. 16.

Betfair Hollywood Park begins its 32nd autumn/winter meet Thursday, Nov. 8, a 24-day stand that runs though Dec. 16.

The regular post time is 12:30 p.m.

The meet is highlighted by four grade I events and the annual Autumn Turf Festival (Nov. 23-25).

Two of the grade I events are part of the Festival: the $250,000 Matriarch and the $250,000 Hollywood Derby. Both races will be run Sunday, Nov. 25.

Two-year-olds are spotlighted in the other grade I races: the $500,000 Hollywood Starlet, up from $250,000 in 2011, and the $750,000 CashCall Futurity.

Won a year ago by 14-1 outsider Killer Graces, the Starlet is scheduled for Dec. 8. The Futurity, which was taken by Liasion in 2011, will be run Dec. 15.

Racing will be conducted four days a week (Thursday-Sunday) throughout the season.

Post time will be 12:30 p.m. daily with one exception, an 11 a.m. first post for Thanksgiving Nov. 22.