Hollywood Park Decision Due on 2013 Fall Meet
Betfair Hollywood Park is expected to announce whether it will conduct its fall meet later this year or shut down in preparation for development of the Inglewood property at the Jan. 17 California Horse Racing Board meeting at Santa Anita Park.
At its August meeting the CHRB approved racing dates for the annual late-season stand, to run Nov. 6 to Dec. 22 in 2013, on the condition that Hollywood Park commit to racing by January.
Hollywood Park has been approved for a massive commercial and residential complex on the 238-acre site by the City of Inglewood. But those plans have been on hold since 2009, stalled by a sluggish California economy that has shown signs of rebounding in recent months.