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Calder Racing Secretary Umphrey Dies at Age 53

Calder Racing Secretary Umphrey Dies at Age 53

Calder racing secretary Bob Umphrey passed away Monday from complications of a massive heart attack and stroke he suffered Sunday. He died at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. at 7 p.m. Umphrey, 53, is survived by his wife Janet.

Calder Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. 

Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

Grand Slam II Draws Solid Fields

With four graded stakes on the card, Saturday's Grand Slam II at Calder Racecourse has drawn solid fields for each race that highlights the final weekend of the South Florida track's 2001 meet. The races and their fields are:

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Despite Increases, Hialeah's Future Remains Uncertain

Though its future is imperiled by the prospect of head-to-head competition from Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course, Hialeah Park posted strong numbers through its first three weeks of live racing. Buoyed by good weather, a resolution of its differences with the local horsemen's association, and an increase in field size, Hialeah recorded a 20% jump in total handle and a 3% increase in on-track attendance.

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