Keyword: Calder Race Course

  • Final EHV-1 Quarantines Lifted in Florida

    All quarantines in effect for horse farms and clinics due to the recent Equine Herpes Virus outbreak have been lifted, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, signaling the end of the immediate threat to Florida.

  • Guild Seeks East Coast Options for Banned Jockeys

    With no official word coming on the cases of 10 jockeys banned from tracks in Florida and Pennsylvania last month, many of the riders in question have been forced to seek employment outside of their respective circuits while attorneys continue looking into their legal options.

  • Calder Confirms EHV Virus

    Following the confirmed case of Equine Herpes Virus Type I in a horse that had been stabled at Calder earlier this month, the Miami track has taken action to avoid the spread of the potentially lethal airborne virus.

  • EHV-1 Precautions Taken at Calder, Tampa Bay Downs

    Although there are no confirmed cases of the contagious disease equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) at either Florida track, Calder Race Course and Tampa Bay Downs have instituted precautionary measures, including moratoriums on any new horses shipping into their stable areas.

  • Calder Forum on Equine Health Set Dec. 20

    Calder Race Course in conjunction with Fort Dodge Animal Health will offer a one-hour forum Dec. 20 on health maintenance practices and infection control in horses.

  • Calder to Hold 'Extreme Day' July 22

    "Extreme Day," a 14-race program that goes well beyond the norm in Thoroughbred racing, will be held for the first time on July 22 at Calder Race Course.

  • Homeister Jr. Plans Return to Racing

    Jockey Rosemary Homeister Jr., who retired from Thoroughbred racing in November 2004 to set off on a career as a real estate agent, has decided to return to her lifelong love: horses.

  • Abel Castellano Leaving Maryland for Calder

    Abel Castellano Jr., a regular in the Maryland jockey colony for three years, will move his tack to South Florida next month in preparation for the Calder Race Course meetings.

  • Holtz Returns to Calder as Assistant General Manager

    Craig R. Holtz has been appointed assistant general manager at Calder Race Course. Holtz, the director of operations at Oaklawn Park since January 2001, previously held this position at Calder from August 1998 to December 2000. He succeeds Michael Anifantis, who assumed the role of Racing Secretary in January.

  • Calder Announces 2006 Stakes Schedule; Mix of Old and New

    Calder Race Course has announced its 2006 stakes schedules for the Calder and Tropical at Calder meets. Traditional events, such as the Summit of Speed and the Festival of the Sun, will again be held during the summer meet, but some exciting new concepts will also be introduced.

  • Filly Euthanized After Accident at OBS Sale

    A daughter of Forest Camp was euthanized Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale after slipping and falling near the entrance to the rear walking ring at Calder Race Course.

  • Calder Forced to Suspend Simulcast Operations

    Calder Race Course announced it has been forced to suspend simulcast operations while the State of Florida appeals a court ruling on the constitutionality of an intrastate simulcast-wagering law. As a result, Calder will be closed for simulcasting until further notice.

  • Calder Jockey Bain Remains Hospitalized, Freites Released

    Jockey Gary Bain remained hospitalized Tuesday with injuries from a spill at Calder on Monday afternoon. According to the jockey's agent, Freddy Lucero, Bain's right lung was injured when he was thrown as his mount, Touch of Magic, clipped heels with Survicat and fell in the final turn of Monday's first race.

  • Gulfstream Stables Calder Horses During Recovery

    In its effort to aid in the rebuilding process at Calder Race Course, Gulfstream Park bedded down 50 Thoroughbreds Friday that made the six-mile trip east to Hallandale Beach.

  • Hurricane Damage Could Impact Cup Handle

    Breeders' Cup, already expecting to begin its Oct. 29 World Thoroughbred Championships day $13 million in the hole handle-wise compared with last year, could take an even bigger hit given a lack of established wagering outlets in hurricane-ravaged Florida and Louisiana.

  • Live Racing Up in the Air; Gulfstream Takes Horses

    Restoration of power is the key to whether Calder Race Course can resume simulcast operations in time for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, and the South Florida racetrack's live racing schedule remains up in the air in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, which damaged a number of barns in the stable area.

  • Calder Closes Monday as Wilma Nears

    Calder Race Course will not be open Oct. 24 due to a warning in effect for South Florida, which is expecting Hurricane Wilma to approach the southwest corner of the peninsula early Monday morning.

  • Manoel Cruz Gets 1,000th North American Win

    Jockey Manoel Cruz rode his 1,000th winner in North America on Saturday when guiding George's Dance to victory in the thirteenth and final race at Calder Race Course.

  • Don Six the Highweight in Smile Sprint H.

    A field of 10 has been drawn for the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II), part of Saturday's "Summit of Speed" at Calder Race Course. The six-furlong contest carries a rich $500,000 purse. Veteran Don Six, carrying a high impost of 118 pounds, and True North Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Woke Up Dreamin, under 117, head the field.

  • Undefeated Happy Ticket, Madcap Escapade Top Princess Rooney Field

    Undefeated Happy Ticket will be looking for her 10th straight victory in Saturday's Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course, but the Andrew Leggio Jr. trainee will have to get past multiple graded stakes winner Madcap Escapade for the win.

  • Riva Ridge winner Lost in the Fog is a clear favorite in the Carry Back Stakes.

    Lost in the Fog Shines in Carry Back Field

    Undefeated Lost in the Fog will be the feature attraction during the annual $1.9 million "Summit of Speed" program at Calder Race Course Saturday when he faces six rivals in the $300,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. II) at six furlongs.

  • Churchill Loses $13.9M in First Quarter of 2005

    Churchill Downs Inc. posted revenue gains for the opening quarter of 2005 thanks to the addition of 61 racing dates at the newly acquired Fair Grounds, but higher corporate expenses resulted in a net loss of $13.9 million, the company reported May 10.

  • CDI Secures $1 Million Policy for Jockeys

    Churchill Downs Inc. has finalized agreements with AIG Insurance to provide $1 million in on-track insurance coverage for jockeys who compete at CDI racetracks located in states where jockeys are not currently covered by workers' compensation programs.

  • Woodbine Looks To Commingle With U.S. Pools

    Woodbine Entertainment Group, owner of Canada's largest racetrack, has filed applications that would allow its customers to place wagers directly into common pools at two tracks in the United States--The Meadowlands in New Jersey, and Calder Race Course in Florida. Similar applications for New York and California are slated to follow, said Steve Mitchell, WEG senior vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Calder Reopens Stable Grounds to New Arrivals

    Calder Race Course will reopen its stable area April 2 after having been closed for one week as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the equine disease strangles.

  • Calder Takes Precautions to Prevent Strangles

    Calder Race Course will close its stable area to shippers from March 26-April 2 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the equine disease strangles.

  • B. B. Best Continues in Top Form for Florida Derby

    Bea Oxenberg and Laurie Plesa's B. B. Best, third in Gulfstream's March 5 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and one of the leading candidates for Gulfstream's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2, will probably get one last work March 26 in preparation for the showcase event of the season one week later.

  • CDI: No Hollywood Comment Pending Deliberations

    Churchill Downs Inc. officials discussed the company's financial picture, alternative gaming initiatives, and the industry's tote system during a March 17 teleconference but shed little light on their intentions for Hollywood Park, the Southern California racetrack that is the subject of sale rumors.

  • In South Florida, a Tale of Two Tracks

    Calder Race Course and Gulfstream Park are just eight miles away, both straddling the Miami-Dade/Broward County line in South Florida. But following the results of the March 8 municipal elections, the tracks may soon be entirely different.

  • Churchill Downs president and CEO Tom Meeker.

    Meeker Says Churchill Will Continue to Pursue Alternative Gaming in Florida

    Following the defeat Tuesday of a referendum that would have permitted slot-machine gaming at Churchill Downs Inc.-owned Calder Race Course in Florida's Miami-Dade County, company president and chief executive officer Tom Meeker said CDI is encouraged by slots approval in a neighboring county and would continue to seek alternative gaming.