Regular post time will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the traditional 7:05 p.m. start on Friday nights. The lone exception in the Friday night schedule will be a 1 p.m. post time on May 1 — Kentucky Oaks Day and eve of the Kentucky Derby.
Opening Saturday — April 25 — post time will be at 12:30 p.m. for the tenth annual California Gold Rush program.
Kentucky Derby Day — Saturday, May 2 — will feature an 11 a.m. post time, as will Preakness Day (May 16) and Belmont Day (June 6).
The only deviation from the Wednesday-through-Sunday schedule will be a six-day week concluding with a special Memorial Day program on Monday, May 25, followed by a four-day week beginning Thursday, May 28.
Pocket calendars illustrating the 2009 schedule can be picked up at track information windows or by writing the Hollywood Park publicity office, P.O. Box 369, Inglewood, CA 90306.