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Rain forces Hollywood Park to cancel final seven races

December 19, 2010 |  2:54 pm

Steady rain forced Hollywood Park to cancel its final seven races of its autumn meeting on Sunday in Inglewood after concerns with the transition area from the chute to the main track.

"Concern for the safety of the jockeys is something that is always of paramount importance," said the track's president, Jack Liebau, in a statement. "There was a suggestion by the jockeys to shorten all the remaining races to six furlongs, and some thought was given to doing that, but that would not have been fair to the wagering public across the nation who may not be made aware of those changes."

Racing begins at Santa Anita on Dec. 26.

-- Eric Sondheimer