06/21/2006 12:00AM

Hollywood to install synthetic surface


Hollywood Park will replace its dirt track with a synthetic surface known as Cushion Track, manufactured by Equestrian Surfaces of the United Kingdom, at the conclusion of the spring-summer Meet on July 16. The new track will be in place when the stable area reopens in September, and with the start of the 36-day autumn meet on Nov. 1, Hollywood Park will become the first California track to conduct races on a synthetic surface.