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J'ray Gets Revenge in My Charmer

It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou's Lassie and J'ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou's Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J'ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

J'ray gets Revenge in My Charmer

It has been almost a year since talented fillies Bayou?s Lassie and J?ray met in the 2006 Frances A. Genter (gr. IIIT). In that bitter duel, Bayou?s Lassie took the early lead and then desperately held off late-charging J?ray by just a head on the Calder turf.

My Charmer Up for Grabs

My Charmer Up for Grabs

Four-year-old fillies J'ray and Bayou's Lassie, both with graded stakes victories this year, and a group I winner from Chile are set for the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT), an evenly matched 1 1/8-mile turf test for fillies and mares at Calder Race Course Dec. 1.

Trujillo Being Evaluated After Fall

Trujillo Being Evaluated After Fall

Jockey Elvis Trujillo was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. after falling from his mount in the eighth race at Calder Nov. 25. Paramedics said there were no apparent injuries, but the 24-year-old rider was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.

Florida Tribal Pact Brings Petition

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The Florida House of Representatives asked the state Supreme Court Nov. 19 to prevent Gov. Charlie Crist from implementing a Class III slot-machine deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida without the legislature's approval.

Fawkes Hopeful for New York String

Florida-based trainer David Fawkes had good luck shipping Take d'Tour to New York to win grade I races in 2006 and 2007, and now he looks forward to doing well with his first New York-based stable at Aqueduct's fall and winter meets.

Calder Launches Pro-Slots Effort

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Calder Launches Pro-Slots Effort

Calder Race Course in South Florida has launched its campaign for the Jan. 29, 2008, Miami-Dade County vote on whether to allow Las Vegas-style slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities.

Calder: Purse Cuts Are Necessary

Calder: Purse Cuts Are Necessary

In response to statements made by the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in regard to purse cuts, Calder Race Course president Ken Dunn responded Nov. 11 by saying the decision was based on simple economics and was absolutely necessary based on decreased business during the month of October.

Revved Up Wins 3rd Straight Million

Revved Up Wins 3rd Straight Million

In other stakes action, the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Handicap was won by 4-year-old gelding Electrify, who saved ground along the fence and then sped to the lead in mid-stretch under Elvis Trujillo to score by two lengths.

CDI Keeping an Eye on the Future

CDI Keeping an Eye on the Future

Churchill Downs Inc. reported a 7.1% increase in net revenue for the third quarter of 2007, but realized a 62.9% decline in net earnings, as the company's chief executive voiced hope for the future on a variety of fronts during a Nov. 8 conference call.

Florida Million Fields Are Set

Florida Million Fields Are Set

Nine-year-old gelding Revved Up will be looking for his third consecutive victory on Florida Million day, as Calder Race Course celebrates the Sunshine State's Thoroughbred breeding industry by offering eight stakes worth $1.2 million for registered Florida-breds Nov. 10.

Better Talk Now Not Done Yet; Dubai Trip Eyed

Better Talk Now Not Done Yet; Dubai Trip Eyed

Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will remain in training for a 9-year-old campaign in 2008 and possibly travel to Dubai to run in March, trainer Graham Motion said Nov. 5.

Calder Drawing Nice Lineup For Florida Million Day

Calder Drawing Nice Lineup For Florida Million Day

Live Oak Plantatation's 9-year-old Revved Up, Lewis Pell and Michael Eigner's 3-year-old Imawildandcrazyguy and J D Farm's 2-year-old Wise Answer are prominent among the Florida-bred stars young and old nominated for the eight stakes races worth a total of $1.2 million to be run on the Florida Million program at Calder Race Course Nov. 10.

Soldier's Dancer Wins Calder Derby by Six Lengths

Soldier's Dancer Wins Calder Derby by Six Lengths

Last month Soldier's Dancer was beaten by three of the same challengers he was facing in the $200,000 Calder Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13. This time, showing a powerful finishing kick, the 3-year-old Lost Soldier colt exacted his revenge, coming from well off the pace to take the 1 1/8-mile feature on the Calder Race Course turf by six lengths. It was his fifth lifetime win in 11 tries at the Florida racetrack.

Yes He's the Man Wires Spend a Buck Field

Yes He's the Man Wires Spend a Buck Field

Yes He's the Man took advantage of a race without much early speed, getting the jump on his 10 rivals and cruising home in gate-to-wire fashion in the $100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 13 at Calder Race Course, his first career graded stakes win.

Churchill to Stop Releasing Handle Figures

During a conference call to discuss second-quarter earnings, Robert Evans, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., said the company would no longer release handle and attendance figures at the conclusion of race meets for its four racetrack properties.

CDI Reports Second-Quarter Net Earnings Drop

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Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $29.3 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 12% compared with net earnings of $33.4 million over the same period last year. Those figures break down to $2.11 per share and $2.46 per share, respectively.

Rain Can't Dampen Calder's Extreme Day Races

Calder bugler Wally McMurray brought the horses onto the track for the first race on Saturday to the tune of "Yakety Sax," popularly known as the music used during a sped-up chase scene in the old Benny Hill Show. Extreme Day at Calder Race Course had begun.

Calder Unveils New Stakes Receiving Barn

Calder Race Course unveiled the track's new stakes and receiving barn March 26, offering a glimpse of the new headquarters for horses shipping in to the Miami Gardens, Fla., facility, to compete. Calder's 2007 season begins on April 25.

Storm Cat Colt Died of Aneurysm During Calder Workout

An autopsy has determined the $900,000 Storm Cat yearling, purchased as a yearling by Florida-based consignors Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo, died of an aneurysm suffered during a Feb. 25 breeze show for the March 6 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale of 2-year-olds in training .

Final EHV-1 Quarantines Lifted in Florida

All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent Equine Herpes Virus outbreak have been lifted, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, signaling the end of the immediate threat to Florida.

Guild Seeks East Coast Options for Banned Jockeys

With no official word coming on the cases of 10 jockeys banned from tracks in Florida and Pennsylvania last month, many of the riders in question have been forced to seek employment outside of their respective circuits while attorneys continue looking into their legal options.

Calder Confirms EHV Virus

Following the confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus Type I in a horse that had been stabled at Calder earlier this month, the Miami track has taken action to avoid the spread of the potentially lethal airborne virus.

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