When is Betfair Hollywood Park open for live racing?

2013 Betfair Hollywood Park Racing Dates

Spring/Summer Meet - April 25 through July 14
Autumn Meet - November 7 through December 22

For details visit our racing calendar.

Betfair Hollywood Park is open for simulcast racing year-round.

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What time do mutuel windows open?

Mutuel windows generally open a ½ hour prior to the first simulcast race. Patrons can wager on simulcast races from around the country and advance wager on the day’s live races as well. Early Bird wagering is available in the Hollywood Park Casino.

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Is there a minimum age requirement to enter?

There are no age restrictions. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult and are admitted free. Patrons must be at least 18 years of age to wager.

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Do horses race in bad weather?

Even though the weather in Southern California is almost always beautiful, horses do run in inclement weather. The main track at Hollywood Park is Cushion Track, a synthetic all-weather surface that is safer and more consistent than conventional dirt surfaces. Hollywood Park became the first California racetrack to install a synthetic racing surface following the 2006 spring/summer meet. Races are rarely cancelled because of bad weather.

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Does Betfair Hollywood Park have free handicapping seminars?

Free handicapping seminars are held every Saturday and Sunday at the Paddock Tote Board one hour before first post. On Sunday mornings you can view the morning workouts and talk about racing at the Railbird Club from 7:30am to 9:30am. TVG analyst Rich Perloff is your host. Admission to the Rail Bird Club is free and so are the programs, coffee and Danish while supplies last. Featured handicappers go over the day’s race card at all the seminars. Held during live racing, the seminars are great for newcomers and handicapping veterans alike.

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