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Hollywood Park opens with anxious ‘eye on the future’

Betfair Hollywood Park begins its autumn race meeting on Thursday with excitement mixed with a bit of uncertainty.

The upcoming meet will run through Dec. 16, and will reopen again in late April for a spring-summer meet. What will happen to the racetrack at the end of the summer is unknown at this time.

There is a chance that the property could be sold to real estate developers next year. The future of the track will remain uncertain until at least January; it is at that time that Betfair Hollywood Park officials are expected to inform the California Horse Racing Board whether or not they will be conducting an autumn meet in 2013.

“We're still in business,” track president Jack Liebau told the Daily Racing Form. “We're still trying.”

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