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Calder Abandons Saturday Nightcap

The twelfth and final race at Calder was called off on Saturday due to heavy rain that fell during the day and continued to pummel the track into early evening.

French Charmer May Soar in Flying Pidgeon

Double S Stable, Ken Avanzino, and Joe Sullivan's French Charmer will be the starting highweight for this Saturday's $100,000 Flying Pidgeon Handicap at Calder Race Course. A full field of 12 has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile turf contest that will go as the fifth race on the card.

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National Museum of Racing to honor Peb...NJ holds Thoroughbred Festival Sept. 20...TVG Contestants Can Win a Date with Dergen... More racing programming hits the airwaves in Baltimore...Calder gears up for Festival of the Sun and Horse Fair 2003.

Sir Oscar, French Village Headline 'Baby Day' at Calder

Oscar Novo's 2-year-old colt Sir Oscar and Eugene and Laura Melnyk's juvenile filly French Village are undefeated early in their careers and will face their biggest tests yet Saturday at Calder as the probable favorites in the $125,000 Affirmed and $125,000 Susan's Girl Divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

Apprentice Castro Wins Five at Calder

Apprentice jockey Eddie Castro rode the winners of five races from ten mounts at Calder Race Course on Saturday, just one victory short of the single day record of six.

Ebony Breezes in Azalea Breeders' Cup

Ebony Breeze, ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, collared pacesetter Storm Flag at the eighth pole and coasted home to the 4 1/4-length win in the $300,000 Azalea Breeders' Cup (gr. III) Saturday at Calder Race Course.

Clement Has Two Topweights for Calder Breeders' Cup

Calder Racing Secretary Bob Umphrey has assigned Moyglare Farm's 4-year-old Irish-bred filly Dress To Thrill topweight of 122 pounds for Saturday's $150,000 Calder Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Gross, Average Decline Slightly At Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

Not much changed in the market for 2-year-olds in training at Fasig-Tipton Florida's select sale at Calder Race Course Tuesday. Compared to 2002, the gross revenue and average price both were down by only 1.4% while the buy-back rate decreased slightly, from 45.2% last year to 43.5% this year.

TVG Airs Sales Feature Sunday, Monday

After a substantial absence, TVG is back in the feature-story business. On Sunday, Feb. 16, the network will air the first installment of a two-part series titled "In Training: The Sales," which will conclude the following evening. Airtime both nights is 8-8:30 p.m. ET.

Calder To Offer Record Stakes Schedule in '03


Calder Race Course will offer record stakes schedules for both the Calder and Tropical meets in 2003. At $5.7 million and $2.8 million, respectively, both meets will offer the highest total stakes purses in the track's 32-year history.

Jockey Beasley Taken to Hospital After Spill

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Jockey Jeremy Beasley was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for observation and evaluation Thursday afternoon after falling from his mount, Wild Cyrina, in the third race at Calder.

Clement-Trained Pair in La Prevoyante

Trainer Christophe Clement has made quite an impression in the Tropical-at-Calder turf stakes the last decade and none more so than the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at 1 ½ miles on turf. The race is one of four stakes with a total $600,000 in purses on the Grand Slam II program at Calder Racecourse on Saturday.

Turf Publicists Elect Blanco President

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Michele Blanco was elected president of the Turf Publicists of America. The group also elected a full set of officers at its meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

Calder Meet Shows Gain in Wagering

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The 128-day Calder Meet came to a closed Oct. 25 and showed gains in almost every wagering category, both on-track and off. The 2002 season had 10 more days than the 2001 meet, so for comparison purposes daily averages will be used.

Juveniles Head Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder

The highlights of Saturday's Festival of the Sun program at Calder, with nine stakes races worth $1.65 million, will take place when 2-year-olds Lawbook and Ivanavinalot lead the fields for the $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes.

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Bits and pieces from around the Thoroughbred industry...

Homeister Okay After Mount Crashes Calder Rail

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Jockey Rosemary Homeister was dismounted from her horse, Jolie Good, in Calder's first race Friday after the 2-year-old filly swerved sharply to the left after leaving the starting gate from post position number one.

Caller One Injured; Racing Career Probably Over

Caller One, the 5-year-old gelded son of Phone Trick who captured the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) on World Cup Day earlier this year for his eighth career stakes win, fractured his right front sesamoid during a workout at Belmont Park July 9 and will likely be retired from racing.

Four New Members Named to Calder's Hall of Fame

Four new members will be inducted into the Calder Hall of Fame on July 13. They are: Hollywood Wildcat (horse), Luis Olivares (trainer), Ocala Stud Farm (owner/breeder), and Alex Solis (jockey).

Calder Increases Purses 10 Percent

Calder Race Course near Miami, Fla., announced a purse increase that took effect with the Friday, June 14 race card. The increase affects all overnight purses.

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