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. The Miami area racetrack lost power during the storm and has cancelled simulcast wagering for Tuesday.
Calder was closed for live racing Monday due to the storm. Calder is currently "dark" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and does not offer live racing on those days. According to Calder president Ken Dunn, the track's main building and several barns in the stable area sustained some roof damage. The hurricane also damaged the track's infield totalisator board and brought down trees and sections of railing and fencing around the property.
Two horses stabled in Calder's barn area suffered minor injuries. No racetrack or stable area employees who remained at the track during the storm were injured. "We are grateful that no one was seriously injured, including the dozens of equine athletes stabled at Calder," said Dunn. "When power is restored to our facilities, we hope to complete our damage assessment and move forward with the clean-up process."