Keyword: Calder Race Course

  • J'Ray won the 2007 My Charmer at Calder Race Course.

    J'ray Aimed Toward La Prevoyante

    Lawrence Goichman's J'ray, who has raced well over the Calder Race Course turf throughout her career, will try to earn her third graded stakes victory of the season as she takes on 10 rivals Dec. 13 in the $150,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Presious Passion, shown winning the 2007 W. L. McKnight Handicap

    Presious Passion Seeks McKnight Repeat

    Grade I winner Presious Passion has not been in the best of form lately, but the 5-year-old gelding will try to get back to his winning ways in an event he scored in last year, the $150,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIT). The 1 1/2-mile turf event is one of four graded stakes on Calder Race Course's $500,000 Grand Slam program Dec. 13 in Miami Gardens, Fla.

  • Spice Route (right) gets the nod over Soldier's Dancer in the Tropical Turf.

    Spice Route Ekes Out Tropical Turf Win

    It took a wild stretch run and the perfect head bob, but Harlequin Ranches' Spice Route earned his first victory on American soil, prevailing by the narrowest of margins over Soldier's Dancer in the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 6 at Calder Race Course.

  • Wild Promises rolls in the My Charmer under Aaron Gryder.

    Wild Promises Wins Fifth Straight Stakes

    Harry Aleo's Wild Promises shipped in from California to notch her fifth consecutive score Dec. 6 on the Calder Race Course turf, displaying a determined run in the final furlong to take the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a length.

  • Ballast looks for a three-peat in the Tropical Turf Handicap.

    Ballast Goes for Tropical Three-peat

    Richard Thompson's Ballast has captured the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) the past two years, but his bid for a three-peat will not be easy, as the 7-year-old gelding will face an accomplished field of horses Dec. 6 in the $100,000 event at Calder Race Course.

  • Overnight Stakes Latest Cuts at Calder

    Calder Race Course will not hold any overnight stakes through the rest of its meet that ends Jan. 2, 2009. Five have been cut from the next condition book, which runs through Dec. 14.

  • Calder Jockey Hernandez Breaks Clavicle

    Jockey Constantino Hernandez sustained a broken right clavicle at Calder Race Course Nov. 15 when his mount, the 2-year-old Red Hot Candy, stumbled at the start of the ninth race and unseated him.

  • Pascacio "Paco" Lopez

    Jockey Lopez Barred From CDI Tracks

    Churchill Downs Inc. said Nov. 14 that it has barred Pascacio "Paco" Lopez, this year's leading jockey at Calder Race Course, from riding at Calder and other CDI-owned tracks through Jan. 2, 2009, which is the end of the Tropical at Calder meet. The prohibition also includes current meets at Churchill Downs and Fair Grounds.

  • Tom O'Donnell

    O'Donnell Named Calder President

    Gaming executive Tom O'Donnell has been named president and general manager of Calder Race Course, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Nov. 13. O'Donnell also will serve as a senior vice-president of CDI, the company said.

  • Dominguez Fractures Wrist in Calder Fall

    Jockey Christian Dominguez is expected to miss four to five weeks of action after sustaining a fracture to his right wrist in a two-horse spill that involved leading rider Paco Lopez at Calder Race Course Nov. 11.

  • Allen Jerkens

    Jerkens Released from Hospital

    Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens' first order of business after being released the morning of Nov. 12 from Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation Center was to visit his barn at Belmont Park.

  • Florida DPMW Postpones Lopez Hearing

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has postponed a hearing that was scheduled for Nov. 5 on a possible 30-day suspension of Paco Lopez, who leads Calder Race Course jockeys in victories this year.

  • Big Drama seeks a sweep of the Florida Stallion Stakes' open division in the In Reality.

    Big Drama Looks For Sweep in Florida

    Harold L. Queen's homebred colt Big Drama will seek a sweep of the Florida Stallion Stakes' open division Oct. 18 when he faces 11 other juveniles in the $400,000 In Reality at Calder Race Course.

  • Paco Lopez

    Lopez Appeal Hearing Set for Nov. 5

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 5 on jockey Paco Lopez's appeal of a 30-day suspension from Calder Race Course stewards.

  • Order Sought to Halt 'Compact' Gaming

    Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum on Sept. 19 asked the National Indian Gaming Commission to issue a temporary order to shut down the blackjack and baccarat tables and Class III Las Vegas-style slot machines at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

  • FL Supreme Court Denies Tribe's Request

    The Supreme Court of Florida Sept. 11 denied a request by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Gov. Charlie Crist for a re-hearing on its July 3 ruling that blackjack and baccarat are illegal at the tribe's Hollywood, Fla., casino.

  • Calder Slots Deal Signed by CDI, FTBOA

    Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced on Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Are Calder Agreements in Jeopardy?

    Reports that Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association are stalled in talks on a Calder Race Course slot machine contract are leading to concerns about possible cancellation of two contracts between CDI and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • State Grants Calder Additional Dark Days

    Calder Race Course got state permission to run four days a week instead of five for an 11-week period beginning Sept. 1. The South Florida track has lost horses due to reduced purses that were caused by a lingering dispute over simulcast signal distribution.

  • Calder Paddock and Grandstand

    'Realities' Force Calder Date Cuts

    Calder Race Course has asked the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for permission to hold live racing four days a week, rather than five, during 11 weeks beginning Sept. 1.

  • Tropical Storm Cancels Calder Training

    Calder Race Course will close its main track and training track for training Aug. 19 in anticipation of the effects of Tropical Storm Fay, which was moving across the Florida Straits the morning of Aug. 18. Simulcasting is also canceled at the Miami Gardens facility. No live racing was scheduled Aug. 18-20. Calder expects to reopen its tracks and simulcast facilities Aug. 20.

  • CDI Pleased with Quarterly Results

    Churchill Downs Inc. said Aug. 6 it was pleased with its second quarter results despite various challenges that left the company with flat earnings in year-over-year comparison, claiming a high-profile dispute with horsemen had "little impact" on certain aspects of its financial performance.

  • The Walking Ring at Hialeah in 1965.

    Hialeah Redux: Beyond Brunetti, Minor

    Hialeah Park owner John Brunetti is looking forward to meeting with prospective buyer Halsey Minor about what he calls multiple "hurdles" to returning racing to the historic track that last held a meet in 2001.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    New Boss at Calder Among CDI Changes

    Churchill Downs Inc. has appointed Ted Nicholson to oversee operations at Calder Race Course on an interim basis, one day after CDI implemented a company-wide personnel overhaul.

  • Benny the Bull powers to victory in the Smile.

    'The Bull Rules Again in Smile Sprint

    They are running out of superlatives for IEAH Stables and partners' Benny the Bull, as the nation's top sprinter again unleashed his devastating turn of foot in the stretch to run right by the leaders in the $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) July 12 at Calder Race Course. The 5-year-old son of Lucky Lionel won by two lengths under Edgar Prado.

  • Mistical Plan draws off in the Princess Rooney.

    Princess Rooney Goes to O'Neill's 'Plan

    J. Paul Reddam's Mistical Plan upset even-money favorite Dream Rush to win the $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Calder Race Course July 12 as part of the Florida track's Summit of Speed program.

  • Golden Spikes (left) overtakes Gentleman James for victory in the Carry Back.

    Golden Spikes Captures Carry Back

    Golden Spikes, on the Triple Crown trail earlier this year, is beginning to find a niche as a sprinter, as he captured the $250,000 Carry Back Stakes July 12 at Calder Race Course for his second win in a row.

  • Undefeated Indyanne rolls in the Azalea.

    Undefeated Indyanne Romps in Azalea

    David Jill Heerensperger's Indyanne remained undefeated with a dominating 9 1/2-length romp in the $250,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 12, the first of four graded stakes on 'Summit of Speed' day at Calder Race Course.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder Exporting Signal, Taking Others

    Calder Race Course resumed sending its signal to racetracks outside Florida July 10, and started receiving its full regular menu of simulcast signals from other tracks.

  • Handle, Purses Drop at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs' 52-day spring meet closed July 6 with steep declines in handle and purses, likely results of a well-publicized clash between track officials and horsemen over wagering revenue.

  • Calder Paddock and Grandstand

    Group Thanks Calder Horsemen for Effort

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association issued a statement July 8 thanking Calder horsemen who "took the full brunt" of purse cuts during a 2 1/2-month dispute with track owner Churchill Downs Inc.

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    Benny the Bull Back in Action in Smile

    Though the July 12 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course will host an impressive cast of seasoned performers, Benny the Bull has clearly stated his case as the top contender in the group.

  • Shippers Target 'Summit of Speed' Races

    Calder Race Course posted entries July 7 for its July 12 Summit of Speed, a card with a quartet of six-furlong graded stakes that has become the highlight of the year at the South Florida track.

  • CDI Announces Deal With Calder Horsemen

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced July 7 that it has signed contracts with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association on 2008 purses and on potential future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Horsemen Say Calder Issues Resolved

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association announced July 5 it has reached an agreement with Churchill Downs Inc. on purses and slot machine revenue for Calder Race Course. If the contracts are signed, Calder could export its July 12 "Summit of Speed" program to tracks around the country.

  • True North winner Benny the Bull is expected for the $400,000 Smile Sprint.

    Smile Sprint 'Cap Field Takes Shape

    At this time last year at Calder Race Course, trainer Steve Standridge had Rustlewood Farm's Florida homebred Mach Ride poised to score the biggest victory of his career in the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) on a memorable 'Summit of Speed' day program, but will not be able to defend his title this year.

  • Apprentice Lopez Out After Back Surgery

    Apprentice jockey Maynor Lopez will be out of action for at least several months after surgery to repair a collarbone broken in two places and a fractured vertebra. The injuries were sustained in a fall at Calder Race Course on June 15.

  • Dr. Patricia Marquis

    Marquis Named Calder Vet

    Dr. Patricia Maquis was named senior track veterinarian at Calder Race Course. Dr. Marquis replaces Dr. Mary Scollay who took the position of equine medical director at the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority

  • FL Tracks Wary as Tribal Gaming Expands

    The Seminole Tribe of Florida is preparing for the June 22 launch of blackjack and baccarat at its Hollywood, Fla., casino located 10 miles from Gulfstream Park, one of the racetracks that filed suits to stop the Seminole gaming expansion.

  • Calder Meeting: Considerable Progress

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's general counsel said June 10 his organization could sign agreements "in the very near future" on 2008 purses and future slot-machine revenue at Calder Race Course.

  • Calder Impasse: Let's Meet Tomorrow

    Following a June 9 meeting, officials of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Churchill Downs Inc. plan to meet again June 10 in an effort to resolve a costly contracts dispute at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Calder Paddock and Grandstand

    Calder Zapped by Ongoing Contract Fight

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Churchill Downs Inc. are planning to meet June 9 to discuss contracts for CDI-owned Calder Race Course, where the financial impacts of a dispute are worsening each week.

  • Assistant Raises $1M for Miami Project

    Assistant trainer Robin Cleary, who was paralyzed in an accident at Calder Race Course in 1996, will be celebrated May 30 at Calder's Turf Club for raising more than $1 million for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis' spinal-cord injury research programs.

  • Finallymadeit wins the Memorial Day Handicap at Calder May 26.

    Finallymadeit Wins Memorial Day Stakes

    Rolbea Thoroughbred Racing's 4-year-old homebred colt Finallymadeit won his ninth race at Calder and tenth overall when taking the $36,000 Memorial Day overnight stakes in gate-to-wire fashion May 26 under jockey Eduardo Nunez.

  • Finallymadeit is the one to beat in the Memorial Day Stakes.

    Memorial Day Stakes Attracts Nine

    Rolbea Thoroughbreds' 4-year-old homebred Finallymadeit was the 'Iron Horse' of South Florida last year. He made 19 starts with eight victories and four seconds, earned $362,000, and all but one of those starts came in sprint races for trainer Javier Negrete.