Item #1 on the upcoming IRB meeting agenda:
"Request submitted by HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE, INC. for approval to vacate live racing on Saturday, December 24, 2005."
The post-meeting notes at the IRB site say they vacated "live racing" the 24th, this year and next.
No specific word about simulcast. I'd assume they'll keep that, as they're the host track.