INGLEWOOD, Calif. (December 19, 2010)—After consecutive days of consistent, heavy rain, Hollywood Park was forced to cancel the final seven races Sunday.
Concerns with the transition area from the chute to the main track was the reason for the premature conclusion to the card, which was the final one of the Autumn meet.
“Concern for the safety of the jockeys is something that is always of paramount importance,’’ said Hollywood Park president Jack Liebau. “There was a suggestion by the jockeys to shorten all remaining races to six furlongs, and some thought was given to doing that, but that would not have been fair to the wagering public across the nation who may not be made aware of those changes.’’
Hollywood Park will be open for simulcasting beginning Dec. 26. The 2011 spring-summer meet will begin April 20 and continue through July 17.
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