Due to the impending approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Calder Casino & Race Course has canceled its live Thoroughbred horse racing program scheduled for Aug. 26.
"Our primary concern is for the safety of our horses and horsemen," said John Marshall, vice president and general manager of racing. "So even though a direct hit from Tropical Storm Isaac is not currently expected, we decided it was in the best interest of all parties to cancel Sunday's races."
Barring any change in course from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is forecast to track west of Miami Gardens, Calder’s grandstand will remain open for simulcast wagering and poker on Sunday and the casino will be in full operation.
The main track and training track will both be closed for training on Sunday morning. The racing office, however, will be open as usual on Sunday and Monday taking entries for future programs.
Live racing is expected to resume as scheduled Thursday, Aug. 30, with a 12:55 p.m. first race post time.