07/04/2010 11:00PM

Hollywood cancels Thursday card


INGLEWOOD, Calif.- Hollywood Park has cancelled its live racing program for Thursday because of insufficient entries, the third day of racing lost under such circumstances at the spring-summer meeting.

Live racing will resume on Friday evening, with an eight-race program. The track will be open for simulcasting on Thursday.

The draw for Thursday's program was scheduled for Sunday. When the track failed to attract enough horses to conduct racing, the draw was postponed until Monday and then abandoned.

Friday's eight-race program drew 62 horses, or an average of 7.75 entrants per race. The number is likely to be reduced by scratches before the races are run.

The meeting ends on July 18. Following three days of racing from Friday through Sunday later this week, the track has four more days of live racing - July 15-18.

Earlier at this meeting, racing was cancelled on Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, June 17.