Hollywood Park autumn meet opens

The $750,000 CashCall Futurity, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, $250,000 Matriarch, $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Hollywood Starlet highlight a 31-day meet.

Turf races and two championship races for 2-year-olds highlight the 31-day Hollywood Park autumn meet, which begins with a Thursday card at 7:05 p.m.

There will be five Grade I events, three on the turf, for a meet that concludes Dec. 19. There are also early post times Friday and Saturday, 12:15 p.m. and 11:15 a.m., for the Breeders’ Cup being held in Kentucky.

The big turf races in the fall meet include the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Nov. 13, the $250,000 Matriarch on Nov. 26 and the $250,000 Hollywood Derby on Nov. 28. Then there’s the $250,000 Hollywood Starlet on Dec. 11 and the $750,000 CashCall Futurity on Dec. 18 for 2-year-olds. Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky won last year’s Futurity.


Racing will be conducted four days a week, Thursday through Sunday. The normal post time is 12:30 p.m.

The meet also sets the stage for a return to dirt racing when Santa Anita unveils its new surface Dec. 26.