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  • Calder opens their 2009 meet on April 24.

    Optimism Prevails as Calder Opens

    Calder Race Course will open its eight-month season April 24, with track officials and South Florida horsemen hoping for a big rebound from a problem-filled 2008.

  • Calder Enhances Juvenile Stakes Program

    Six races originally written as overnight stakes for 2 year olds for the 2009 Calder Meet are now full-fledged stakes races on the schedule for the upcoming season, which begins Friday, April 24.

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    No Agreement on Calder Purse Contract

    Calder Race Course is preparing to open its 2009 season on April 24, but as of April 7 the track's parent Churchill Downs Inc. had not signed a purse contract with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Bob Umphrey, left, who died Monday,  makes the Calder "Barn of the Month" presentation to trainer Barry Croft on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005.

    Calder Racing Secretary Umphrey Dies at Age 53

    Calder racing secretary Bob Umphrey passed away Monday from complications of a massive heart attack and stroke he suffered Sunday. He died at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. at 7 p.m. Umphrey, 53, is survived by his wife Janet.

  • Calder Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

    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. 

  • Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

    With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

  • 'Festival of the Sun' Contenders in Action at Calder

    A dozen or more stakes horses with engagements in one of nine stakes worth $1.65 million to be run Saturday on the "Festival of the Sun" program were on the track for final workouts Monday morning.

  • Caller One, Xtra Heat Top 'Summit of Speed' Nominees

    Caller One, the earner of more than $3-million who defected from the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, England, and champion Xtra Heat are among the nominees to Calder's 'Summit of Speed' day program on July 13. The race card that day includes four six-furlong stakes with $1.3 million in purses.

  • Grand Slam II Draws Solid Fields

    With four graded stakes on the card, Saturday's Grand Slam II at Calder Racecourse has drawn solid fields for each race that highlights the final weekend of the South Florida track's 2001 meet. The races and their fields are:

  • Grand Slam II Draws Solid Fields

    With four graded stakes on the card, Saturday's Grand Slam II at Calder Racecourse has drawn solid fields for each race that highlights the final weekend of the South Florida track's 2001 meet. The races and their fields are:

  • Here and There...

    Horse racing and breeding news and information.

  • Calder Boosts Purses to All-Time High

    Calder Race Course announced Thursday that all overnight purses are being hiked 10 percent to an all-time high for the Miami-area track.

  • Despite Increases, Hialeah's Future Remains Uncertain

    Though its future is imperiled by the prospect of head-to-head competition from Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course, Hialeah Park posted strong numbers through its first three weeks of live racing. Buoyed by good weather, a resolution of its differences with the local horsemen's association, and an increase in field size, Hialeah recorded a 20% jump in total handle and a 3% increase in on-track attendance.