Hollywood Park was forced to cancel Thursday’s live racing because there were not enough horses to fill the eight-race card. The racing office was working Tuesday to fill Friday afternoon’s card — the only afternoon Friday card of the spring-summer meet. Hollywood Park will be open Thursday for simulcast wagering.
This may not be the only time this happens this year. There is a severe horse shortage in California, and Golden Gate Fields was forced to cancel a card earlier this month when the Northern California track could not fill its races.