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Hollywood Park to Begin 54-Day Stand April 21

Southern California mainstay back for annual spring/summer run with four-day weeks.

Hollywood Park will have live racing Thursday through Sunday for a majority of its 54-day Spring/Summer meet, which begins April 21.

The two exceptions are special Monday racing on May 30  for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence day.

Regular post time will be 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the traditional 7:05 p.m. start Friday nights. The lone variation to the Friday night schedule is a 1 p.m. post time May 6 — Kentucky Oaks Day and eve of the Kentucky Derby.

Post time will be 11 a.m. on the three Triple Crown Days: Kentucky Derby Day (May 7), Preakness Day (May 21) and Belmont Day (June 11).

Grade I races on the spring/summer schedule are the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (Monday, May 30); $250,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (Saturday, June 11), $250,000 Vanity Handicap(Saturday, June 18), $300,000nShoemaker Mile (Saturday, July 2); $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, (Saturday, July 2), $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (Saturday, July 9), and the$250,000 American Oaks (Saturday, July 16).