Betfair Hollywood Park will conduct racing on Friday afternoons for
the upcoming spring-summer meeting, track president Jack Liebau said on
Monday. The decision ends more than two decades of racing on Friday
evenings during the spring-summer meet.
The track’s application for a spring-summer meeting from April 24 to
July 14 will be heard by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday.
The application states that Hollywood Park will run afternoon programs
throughout the season. Racing will be conducted largely on a
Thursday-through Sunday basis.
In past years, Hollywood Park held rock concerts after racing on
Friday nights in an attempt to attract younger audiences. Liebau said an
effort to attract larger concert crowds with higher-profile bands was
not successful during the 2012 spring-summer meeting.