INGLEWOOD, Calif. (April 30, 2011) — Hollywood Park will offer afternoon racing Friday, May 6 and post time will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7 for the simulcast of the 137th Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs.
This is the lone Friday program of the Spring/Summer meet that will be held during the day. Post time is 1 p.m.
Gates will open at 7 a.m. both May 6 and May 7. Hollywood Park will import all of the Kentucky Oaks program Friday and the complete Derby Day card Saturday. The first import from Churchill Downs is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. both days.
The third week of the Spring/Summer meet begins Thursday. Post time is 1 p.m.
There are three stakes races on the May 7 card at Hollywood Park, topped by the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap, the first prep for the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, which will be run for the 72nd time July 9.
Besides the Grade II LeRoy, which is for older horses at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the other stakes to be offered are the $100,000 Senorita, a Grade III for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf and the $70,000-added Cool Frenchy for older horses at five furlongs.
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