Hollywood Goes to Four-Day Weeks

(from Hollywood Park)

Hollywood Park has been granted approval by the California Horse Racing Board to adopt a four-day racing week through Sunday, June 14.

As a result, the following changes have been made to the schedule:

There will be simulcast wagering only on Wed., May 20; Thurs., May 28; Wed., June 3, and Wed., June 10. Wed., May 27, was originally a dark day and remains a dark day.

Live racing will be conducted Thursdays through Sundays with the exception of a special program MemoriaI Day week on Monday, May 25.

“Hopefully this will result in a better product for our patrons,” track president Jack Liebau said. “Due to the tough economy, the number of horses available to race has been reduced as evidenced by the entry box.”

Hollywood Park will continue to offer free general admission on Thursdays with live racing as well as $1 hot dogs, sodas and beers (noon until 3 p.m.).

The CHRB will re-consider Hollywood Park’s request to maintain a four-day live racing day week for the remainder of the Spring/Summer Meet at its June 5 board meeting.

The changes were supported by the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the California Thoroughbred Trainers.